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A first since independence: Employment down by 9 mn in 6 yrs, says report

Ever since NSSO's Periodic Labour Force Survey was published (which showed that unemployment in India was at a 45-year high, there have been debates on the state of employment in India

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BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

The enigma of low unemployment rates

The total employment during 2011-12 and 2017-18 declined by nine million, according to a new academic paper- written by Santosh Mehrotra and Jajati K Parida and published by the Centre of Sustainable Employment at the Azim Premji University. This is the first time such a decline has been recorded in independent India’s history, according to The Indian Express.

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First Published: Fri, November 01 2019. 13:18 IST
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