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Table 1 Increases in demand for and supply of labor force (million, %)

From: Approaching a neoclassical scenario: the labor market in China after the Lewis turning point

  Urban resident workers Migrant workers Working age population
  Numbers Growth rate Numbers Growth rate Numbers Growth rate
2001 236 - 80 - 885 -
2002 241 2.1 100 24.7 901 1.7
2003 246 2.0 109 8.8 914 1.5
2004 250 1.8 113 3.8 929 1.6
2005 254 1.7 120 6.4 944 1.6
2006 259 2.0 126 5.0 952 0.9
2007 265 2.1 131 3.7 960 0.8
2008 268 1.3 134 2.5 968 0.8
2009 272 1.4 139 3.5 974 0.7
2010 277 1.6 146 5.3 981 0.7
2011 280 1.0 152 3.7 986 0.6
  1. Source: Authors' own calculations based on China Statistical Yearbook (various years), China Yearbook of Rural Household Survey (various years), and China Population Yearbook (various years), and Du and Hu (unpublished memo).