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Two studies and a tale of divergent views on employment in the country

One study points to a staggering drop of nine million jobs, the other says no jobless growth, but only the educated are getting employed

Indivjal Dhasmana  |  New Delhi 

Jobless growth in recent years has been a topic of heated discussion among policy makers, economists and the general public. Two recent studies throw up interesting, albeit divergent, findings on the issue.

One of these studies—India’s Employment Crisis: Rising Education Levels and Falling Non-agricultural Job Growth—says employment actually fell by around nine million between 2011-12 and 2017-18 in the country. However, the other study—Emerging Employment Patterns of 21st Century India—says there is no jobless growth, but that the growth is only ...

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First Published: Tue, November 05 2019. 18:53 IST
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