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In China, Searches to ‘Find a Job’ Hit a Record

  • Jobs searches spiked earlier this year, dropping off in June
  • Employment gauges in official PMIs at lowest level in years
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Pressure is mounting in China’s labor market, at least if you go by how often people are looking for jobs online.

Frequency of searches for the term “find a job” surged to the highest ever in April, according to an index compiled by the nation’s dominant search engine Baidu Inc., which handles billions of searches a day. Google is not accessible for most Internet users in China due to government censorship.