Shenzhen's local government will raise the city's monthly minimum wage from US$74 to $83 – now the highest among China's cities – in an effort to combat its worsening labour shortage as competition for workers has intensified, state media reported. Shenzhen is short of as many as 100,000 workers, according to government estimates. More than 4.3m workers are registered with Shenzhen district's labour administrations, but only a quarter of them work in the special economic zone. Last year, in an effort to attract migrant workers, the Yangtze River Delta and South China's Pearl River Delta areas raised their minimum wage above Shenzhen's.
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