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At 30%, India's youth inactivity highest among emerging mkts: IMF economist

Data compiled by CMIE claimed that the unemployment rate in India rose to 7.2 per cent in February 2019

Press Trust of India 

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is the highest in India among emerging and developing economies, IMF senior economist John Bluedorn said on Wednesday.

Bluedorn was speaking on in emerging and at an event organised by Brookings India.

"is the highest in India compare to emerging and and it is about in 30 per cent," he said, defining the term as young people being neither in school or employed.

Bluedorn noted that the key challenges facing labour markets include gender gaps, technological change,

He also pointed out that emerging and are less vulnerable than advanced economies from and

A recent data compiled by Mumbai-based CMIE reportedly claimed that the rose to 7.2 per cent in February 2019.

Earlier, an NSSO's draft report showed that India's unemployment rate hit a 45-year high of 6.1 per cent in 2017.

First Published: Thu, March 07 2019. 08:12 IST