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China population: coronavirus pandemic fuels decline in migrant labourers amid fears about ageing workforce

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]China’s vast workforce of migrant labourers is shrinking and getting older, mirroring a broader trend that is raising fears about a demographic crisis in the world’s second largest economy.For the first time since 2008, the number of migrant workers in China fell last year, dropping 5.17 million from 2019 to 285 million, according to survey data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).The fall was largely attributed to the coronavirus pandemic, which severely disrupted the economy early in…

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China’s vast workforce of migrant labourers is shrinking and getting older, mirroring a broader trend that is raising fears about a demographic crisis in the world’s second largest economy.For the first time since 2008, the number of migrant workers in China fell last year, dropping 5.17 million from 2019 to 285 million, according to survey data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).The fall was largely attributed to the coronavirus pandemic, which severely disrupted the economy early in…

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