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Real crisis

NSSO jobs data negates demographic dividend

Jobs, employment

While the Congress has made lack of jobs its key election plank, the BJP has taken claim to Mudra Bank loans, which helped 4.4 million youths get self-employed in the last five years

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Just a day after two senior members of the National Statistical Commission (NSC) resigned, alleging that the government had withheld the release of a survey on the status of unemployment in the country, a report in Business Standard said that according to the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), the unemployment rate stood at a 45-year high of 6.1 per cent in 2017-18. The joblessness rate among the youth was at a significantly high level compared to the previous years and, as the report stated, “much higher compared to that in the overall

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First Published: Jan 31 2019 | 11:55 PM IST

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