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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

China Labor Pains

BEIJING () -- China's potentially restive army of unemployed laborers could swell by more than half, to 268 million, in four years, the state-run China Daily reported.

Officials at all levels were urged to figure out what to do with the unemployed. Cities are awash with rural migrants at a time when state-run industries are trying to purge payrolls of unneeded workers.