Seventy-one: jobless

Seventy-one: jobless, originally uploaded by meganknight.

This is the notice board outside a recruiting agency in Guangzhou on a Saturday morning. The place was packed with people trying to get a glimpse of the notices and hopefully a job. China’s economy is still growing, but not fast enough to provide employment for all the young graduates, and cities are full of these scenes – educated young people desperate for a break. In the Middle East, this same circumstance has had spectacular consequences, but not so far in China.

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