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Urban workers' per capita salary up 18% in first half
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Urban workers' per capita salary averaged 12,964 yuan (1,878 U.S. dollars) in the first half of this year, up 18 percent year-on-year, China's National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday.

The per-capita salary for employees at urban state-owned enterprises was 13,800 yuan, up 17 percent, and that for workers at private entities, 12,610 yuan, up 19.2 percent.

Urban workers' per-capita salary was 24,932 yuan for all of last year.

The per-capita disposable income of urbanites rose 14.4 percent, or 6.3 percent in real terms, to 8,065 yuan in the first half.

The consumer price index, a major gauge of inflation, rose 7.9 percent in the first half.

Farmers' per-capita cash income stood at 2,528 yuan in first half, up 19.8 percent, or 10.3 percent adjusted for inflation.

(Xinhua News Agency July 28, 2008)

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