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China graduates face tough job market as youth unemployment rises

17 May 2013 Last updated at 02:10 BST

Across Asia, young and well educated people entering an increasingly competitive job market.

In China alone, the number of college graduates will reach an estimated 6.9 million this year.

Youth unemployment in Asia is among the lowest in the world, but according to the International Labour Organization it is getting tougher for young people to find jobs.

In China, there are so many new graduates looking for work that Premier Li Keqiang has called for more efforts to be put into creating new businesses to employ them. John Sudworth reports.