February 11, 2020 / 2:42 AM / 16 days ago

China says overall jobs situation stable amid coronavirus outbreak

FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks are seen in an underpass leading to a subway station in the morning after the extended Lunar New Year holiday caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak, in Shanghai, China February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s overall long-term jobs situation is stable despite the coronavirus outbreak, and specific measures have been taken to stabilize jobs, an official at the Human Resources and Social Security said on Tuesday.

China will support small and medium-sized enterprises in employment, Zhang Ying, director of employment promotion at the ministry, said at press briefing.

Reporting by Huizhong Wu and Ryan Woo; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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