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India's unemployment rate hit 45-year high in 2017-18: report

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By Manoj Kumar and Devjyot GhoshalNEW DELHI (Reuters) - An official survey that has been withheld by the government shows India's unemployment rate rose to a 45-year high during 2017-2018, the Business Standard newspaper reported on Thursday, delivering a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi just months before what is expected to be a closely fought general election.A political controversy over the survey erupted after the acting chairman and another member of the body that reviewed the jobs data resigned, saying there had been a delay in its scheduled December release.The head of the ...

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First Published: Thu, January 31 2019. 17:12 IST
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