Unemployment rate at four-decade high of 6.1% in 2017-18: NSSO survey

The survey, withheld by the govt, shows a big surge in joblessness among youth

Somesh Jha New Delhi

The country's unemployment rate stood at a 45-year-high of 6.1 per cent in 2017-18, according to the National Sample Survey Office's (NSSO's) periodic labour force survey (PLFS). The report is at the centre of a controversy after two National Statistical Commission (NSC) members, including acting chairman, resigned on Monday, alleging that the government had withheld its release despite the NSC's approval.

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First Published: Jan 31 2019 | 1:46 AM IST

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