BEIJING, 1 MAR – The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security announced that the average monthly wage of migrant workers reached 2,049 yuan in 2011, about 240 euros, a growth of 21.2 percent. The Vice Minister Yang Zhiming also announced that today 252,78 million people are living away from home to work. Recognizing their importance to the economy of the country, Yang has also stressed the need to continue to strive to build a harmonious relationship between workers and employers and improve the social conditions of migrants who lose their right to free education for children and medical services once they move.