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Data not finalised, says Niti Aayog about report on unemployment rising

NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said the unemployment report was only a draft, and that the government could release jobs data in March

Niti Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar
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Niti Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar

Press Trust of India New Delhi
India's unemployment rate hit a 45-year high of 6.1 per cent in 2017, according to a report based on an official survey, which the government said was yet to be approved.

The National Sample Survey Office's (NSSO's) periodic labour force survey (PLFS), according to the Business Standard newspaper, states that unemployment was last this high in 1972-73.

To compare, the unemployment rate in the country had gone down to 2.2 per cent in 2011-12, according to NSSO data.

Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, who had previously mounted a defence of lowering of UPA-era GDP growth rates, at a press conference Thursday said

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First Published: Jan 31 2019 | 7:07 PM IST

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