China youth unemployment hits high as recovery falters

Youth unemployment in China has hit a new record high as the country's post-pandemic recovery falters.

The jobless rate of 16 to 24 year olds in urban areas rose to 21.3% last month, official figures show.

It comes as the world's second largest economy grew just 0.8% in the three months to the end of June.

Analysts say the weak pace of growth has raised expectations that authorities may soon announce new measures to boost the economy.

China's National Bureau of Statistics said the data "showed a good momentum of recovery".

According to official figures released on Monday, the Chinese economy grew by………….

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