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Unemployment rate during lockdown: Just like measuring water in ocean

What is the employment status of people who are stuck at home for an extended period of time? Are they unemployed?

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Mahesh Vyas
Measuring the unemployment rate during a countrywide lockdown is like measuring water in the ocean. Water, water every where/nor any drop to drink. That was from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1798.

Today, people are stuck in their homes surrounded by empty factories, warehouses, offices and shops everywhere. There are empty job seats everywhere, not any to gain.

Today, people are stuck in their homes surrounded by empty factories, warehouses, offices and shops everywhere. There are empty job seats everywhere, not any to gain.

What is the employment status of pe­ople who are stuck at home for
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First Published: Mar 31 2020 | 12:50 AM IST

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