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Slicing the unemployed by class

In 2019-20, the poorest households accounted for 9.8% of all the households and only 3.2% of all the unemployed

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Mahesh Vyas 

Mahesh Vyas

We found earlier that the unemployed do not necessarily hangout at tea stalls. They are likely to be studying or occupied as being home-makers. We now try and locate the unemployed by their income class. Are they poor or middle class or are they the relatively richer classes? CMIE’s Consumer Pyramids Household Survey (CPHS) enables such an exercise as it links every individual who is measured for employment status with a household and CPHS also provides data on the income of the households.

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First Published: Mon, March 28 2022. 23:59 IST
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