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China says nearly 6 million new urban jobs created in Jan-May, jobless rate stable

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BEIJING, June 14 (Reuters) - Job creation remained solid in China over the first five months of the year, with 5.99 million new urban jobs, a spokeswoman for the nation's statistics bureau said Wednesday

China's survey-based jobless rate both nationwide and in 31 major cities remained below 5 percent in May, National Bureau of Statistics spokeswoman Liu Aihua said Wednesday. (Reporting by Kevin Yao; Writing by Elias Glenn; Editing by Kim Coghill)