People who are graduating in China are facing higher pressure when it comes to gaining employment this year because there are fewer jobs to go around when it comes to those which require skills and qualifications to complete them.
The ministry of education in China has said that the problems are occurring because of the fact that there is an ever increasing number of people going into higher education and coming out with qualifications as a result.
It said that, in 2008, there were 5.59 million graduates in the country, but this is growing all the time. In 2009, there were 6.1 million graduates, and this grew to 6.31 million. The largest swell of graduate numbers were seen between 2010 and 2011 however, when there were 7.58 million graduates.
And the report has now said that colleges are causing a problem when it comes to the employment issues across the country, because they have taken in too many students, and are creating a situation where there are more people with qualifications than there are relevant jobs.
Students and young people who are graduating across the world have been facing mounting issues when it comes to the issue of gaining employment, mainly because there is less of a natural progression in the employment market.
Due to people being worried about the prospects of having enough money in their retirement, more old workers are now staying on in jobs across the world, leaving fewer positions open for people to come in at the bottom end.
However, the issue of there being too many students in China has been challenged by one expert in the country, who said that there are in fact too few students when compared to other countries.
Huang Teng, a deputy of the National People's Congress and also president of Xi'anInternational University and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the university, said that the gross enrolment rate in higher education in the US amounts to around 80 per cent, while it hits 90 per cent in parts of Europe.
In China, this figure is only 22 per cent, said China Daily.
Posted by Alex Donnell