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There are three criteria for someone to be counted as "unemployed population" in the surveyed unemployment rate, according to the National Bureau of Statistics: a) being jobless, b) tried to find a job in the 3 months prior to the survey, c) If offered a proper job, the person would be able to start working within two weeks. So it's not hard to see that the number of young people "struggling with jobs" are acutually higher than the surveyed unemployment rate, as some stay home for a year or more preparing for the post graduate examination, some prepare the civil service examination, and some become "full-time children", like the article said. These people are not actually in a state of "job-hunting", and they are counted as "non-labor" in statistics.

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