According to the data released by the Hunan Provincial Bureau of Statistics on June 17, the added value of the province's service industry hit 988.509 billion yuan in 2013, presenting an annual increase of over 120 billion yuan and a year-on-year growth of 11.4%. 1.2 percent point above the provincial GDP growth and accounting for 40.3% of the province's GDP, the growth rate of service industry exceeded that of the overall economy.
Last year, 14.1357 million people were involved in the service industry, accounting for 35.0% of the total employees.
Workers engaged in wholesale and retail, accommodation and catering, and transportation & warehousing and postal services took the first three places, with 3.6788 million, 1.9487 million and 1.6263 million people respectively.
Financial sector, scientific and technical services, health and social work witnessed the most rapid increase, growing by 17.4%, 16.5% and 15.7% respectively.
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Translator: Zhang Minsi
Chinese source: cswb.changsha.cn