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April 2009, Vol. 132, No. 4
China’s manufacturing employment and compensation costs: 2002–06
Economist, Formerly in the Division of International Labor Comparisons, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Director, Global Demographics of The Conference Board and the Former Head of the International Programs Center at the U.S Census Bureau.
Both employment and compensation costs in China’s manufacturing sector increased rapidly from 2002 to 2006; employment increased more than 10 percent during those 4 years, to 112 million, while compensation costs increased more than 40 percent, to $0.81 per hour worked.
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