Retail sales rose in June - the fourth successive month of gains - supporting the view that rising consumption and easing China lockdowns helped the economy return to growth
Rising concern about consumer and business confidence in China - as strict curbs aimed at stamping out Covid-19 undercut a return to prosperity - have hampered growth
The government will also prioritise the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and stabilise employment and prices, state media reported
Authorities said they had received reports that some employers had refused to employ workers who caught the virus during the city’s two-month lockdown
"As long as employment is relatively sufficient, household income grows and prices are stable, slightly higher or lower growth rates are both acceptable," Premier Li Keqiang said
Nearly half of households surveyed by the PBOC in the second quarter think employment prospects remain "grim."
The Premier urged officials at all levels of government to focus on measures to boost jobs and maintain stability, the report said
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