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Unemployment rate at four-decade high: NSSO survey compared past figures

A former chairman of the NSC, said on condition of anonymity, that the report once approved by the NSC is the final version

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Somesh Jha New Delhi
The National Sample Survey Office’s (NSSO’s) latest jobs survey has compared the unemployment figures for 2017-18 with its past surveys since 1972-73. 

Though NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar said at a press conference on Thursday that the survey “is not finalised and is at a draft stage” and that the NSSO’s past surveys cannot be compared with its latest one conducted in 2017-18, the National Statistical Commission (NSC)’s acting chairman and a member had resigned from their post on Monday, alleging that the government has withheld the release of the NSSO’s jobs survey after its approval. 

In fact, a standing committee on

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First Published: Feb 01 2019 | 1:13 AM IST

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