Fewer Chinese Farmers Moving to Cities in Search of Jobs: Chart

China’s urban labor force expanded by 2.8 percent for a second straight year in 2015, the slowest pace in more than two decades as a decelerating economy lured fewer job seekers away from farms. About 56 percent of Chinese now live in cities, double the proportion of 1993. China is also ageing, with the lowest proportion under 15 and the second-highest over 65 years among the eight most-populous nations.

— With assistance by Lee Miller

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