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Zhaopin Limited, a leading career platform platform in China that focuses on connecting users with relevant job opportunities, has partnered China Institute for Employment Research (CIER) at Renmin University to produce the CIER Employment Index Report for Q4 of 2016 where farming ranked six in the best performing sectors in the fourth quarter of 2016
The CIER index score is calculated by dividing the number of job vacancies during a specified period by the number of unique job seekers during the same period. A CIER index score of more than 1 indicates that the labor market is booming, with more vacancies than job seekers. A CIER index score of less than 1 indicates that the labor market competition is intensifying, with more job seekers than available vacancies.
Farming/forestry/animal husbandary/fishery has a CIER index value of 4.67. This ranks it sixth in the best performing sectors in the fourth quarter of 2016.
The best performing sector is internet/e-commerce with an CIER index score of 10.89, followed by insurance at 5.69, funds/securities/futures/investment at 5.39, traffic/transportation at 5.08 and intermediary service 4.99.
The worst performing sectors are energy/mineral/mining/smelting at 0.35, printing/packaging/papermaking at 0.38 amd inspection/testing/authentication at 0.4.