Record 2.1m Chinese sit civil service exam as economy slows, youth jobless rate climbs

A record number of Chinese are sitting the national civil service examination this year, as hopes of landing a secure government job rise sharply amid slowing growth and high youth unemployment.More than 2.12 million applicants registered for Sunday’s exam, known as guokao in Mandarin, according to the state-owned China News Service.That is 35 per cent higher than last year’s 1.57 million, and the first time the number has crossed 2 million.That also gives applicants just a 1-in-68 chance of…


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