Continuous growth of the income of urban and rural residents. In 2012, the per capita disposable income of urban residents in Xiaogan City were 18,091 Yuan with an increase of 13.9% over the previous year, among which the income from wage and salary was 12,930 Yuan with an increase of 14.3%; and the per capita net income of rural residents was 7899Yuan with a growth of 13.7%, among which the net income of household management was 4158 Yuan, increased by 13.4%, accounting for 52.1% of the total net income.

Steady growth of employment and social security. In 2012, due to 54,400 new employments, 17,800 re-employments among the unemployed persons and 27,000 persons taking part in the employment training of urban and rural workers, urban registered unemployment rate was controlled within 4.5%. There were 8900 new professional and technical talents and 4100 new high-skilled talents; 19,600 persons had passed appraisal and acquired relevant certificates.