Income of residents, workers in Xinjiang increases steadily: white paper

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-17 10:08:45|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- The income of residents and workers in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has increased steadily from 2014 to 2019, according to a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Thursday.

The per capita disposable income of urban residents in Xinjiang increased from 23,200 yuan (3,314 U.S. dollars) in 2014 to 34,700 yuan in 2019, with an average annual nominal growth of 8.6 percent, while that of rural residents rose from 8,724 yuan to 13,100 yuan, with an average annual nominal growth of 8.9 percent, says the white paper titled "Employment and Labor Rights in Xinjiang."

From 2018 to 2019, 155,000 people from registered poor households in southern Xinjiang and in four impoverished regimental farms of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps found employment outside their hometowns and subsequently emerged from poverty, it says. Enditem