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China says nearly 6 million new urban jobs created in Jan-May, jobless rate stable

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FILE PHOTO: A female migrant construction worker walks into her dormitory near newly-built residential apartments in Shanghai August 12, 2013.Aly Song/File Photo

BEIJING (Reuters) - Job creation remained solid in China over the first five months of the year, with 5.99 million new urban jobs, a spokeswoman for the nation's statistics bureau said Wednesday China's survey-based jobless rate both nationwide and in 31 major cities remained below 5 percent in May, National Bureau of Statistics spokeswoman Liu Aihua said Wednesday.

Reporting by Kevin Yao; Writing by Elias Glenn; Editing by Kim Coghill

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