Job crisis for real as unemployment hits 6.1%, highest in 45 years

Business Standard was the first to report in January that the unemployment rate had risen to a 45-year-high, quoting NSSO's periodic labour force survey.

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A day after taking took oath, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government released the first periodic labour force survey (PLFS) which showed the unemployment rate at a 45-year-high of 6.1

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First Published: May 31 2019 | 8:38 PM IST

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