Industrial output rebounded in April, but unemployment worsened and retail sales fell further than expected

BEIJINGChinas economic activity showed some signs of improvement in April as the first country hit by the coronavirus began returning to work, though rising joblessness continued to weigh heavily on consumer spending.
The continued headwindsapart from a rebound in factory productioncould strengthen Beijing policy makers resolve to enact more stimulus at the countrys main legislative meeting, set to begin May 22.