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India's unemployment rate soars to 27.11% amid Covid-19 crisis: CMIE

The Mumbai-based think tank said the rate of unemployment was the highest in the urban areas

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Coronavirus | Unemployment in India | CMIE data

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A health worker checks the temperature of car passengers in an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, as they enter the city in the Paghman district of Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: PTI
A health worker checks the temperature of car passengers in an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, as they enter the city in the Paghman district of Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: PTI

The Covid-19 crisis has led to a spike in the country's unemployment rate to 27.11 per cent for the week ended May 3, up from the under 7 per cent level before the start of the pandemic in mid-March, the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) has said.

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First Published: Tue, May 05 2020. 19:48 IST

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