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Fast-frequency measures on employment/unemployment are available for free from CMIE. Government should capitalise on these and concentrate its resources on the EUS and on building strong human capital

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Mahesh Vyas
India's official stance with respect to collection and dissemination of data on employment / unemployment is getting increasingly uncertain.

According to a report in The Indian Express last Friday, the government seems to have "junked" results of the National Sample Survey Organisation's Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS). Such a decision was reportedly taken in a meeting between NITI Aayog and the Labour Ministry. Till Monday noon, there was no statement from any of these agencies or the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation refuting this report.

If this report is therefore true, then it raises a question whether the Standing Committee on
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First Published: Feb 25 2019 | 11:59 PM IST

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