Social security

Last updated on Jan 10, 2012


The registered urban unemployment rate is 2.8%.

The number of urban employees covered by endowment insurance, unemployment insurance, medical insurance, workplace injury insurance and maternity insurance now exceeds 2.5 million people, covering over 98.6% of the population. The participation rate of basic endowment insurance for rural labor force and the coverage rate of social endowment subsidy or pension for rural elderly residents have both reached 99%.

In 2010, the per capita disposable income of the urban residents of Suzhou reached 29,129 yuan and the net income of rural residents reached 14,657 yuan. At the end of the year, the bank saving balance of urban and rural residents of the city reached 465,600 billion yuan.


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