A report that the National Bureau of Statistics released revealed that over 2.7 million farmers-turned workers are still owed the wage payments they earned.
According to the 2015 Migrant Workers Monitoring Survey Report, about 277.47 million farmers (migrant workers or farmers-turned workers) left their land and the countryside to work in towns and cities. About 1 percent of them, a 0.2 percentage point increase from the previous year, are waiting for the overdue wages that their employers have delayed paying them. The average amount of delayed wages is 9,788 yuan per worker, an increase of 277 yuan compared to a year ago. [According to the National Bureau of Statistics, disposable personal income per capita was 31,195 yuan in 2015.]
Source: Xinhua, May 1, 2016