Unemployment in India Current Affairs, GK & News

Unemployment in India

There are five sources of employment / unemployment statistics in India viz. NSSO, Economic Census, Employment Market Information Programme of DGET, Registrar General of India and Labour Bureau.  The NSSO (National Sample Survey Office) releases its survey-based employment results every five years. It includes both organised and unorganised sector employment. Central Statistics Office (CSO) releases ..

Govt to set up panel for National Employment Policy

The central government has planned to set up a committee for National Employment Policy (NEP), which seeks to create a roadmap for improving job opportunities in India. Highlights The committee will comprise of representatives from Ministry of labour and other ministries. It will also include prominent people from industry. It will be a high-powered committee, ..

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NSO survey: Unemployment rate rose to 13.3% in July-Sept 2020

National Statistical Office (NSO) has published the eighth periodic labour force survey recently. According to the survey, unemployment rate in India has increased to 13.3 per cent in the period of July-September 2020. Unemployment rate was 8.4 per cent in July-September 2020. Key Findings As per the survey, joblessness or unemployment rate (UR) was 20.9 ..

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NCRB data on Suicides due to Unemployment

According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, from 2016 to 2019, suicide cases due to unemployment have increased by 24 per cent. Key Findings of report As per NCRB, 2,851 people died by suicide due to unemployment in 2019. This figure has increased from 2,298 suicides in 2016. Karnataka registered the greatest number (553) ..

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World Employment and Social Outlook 2021

According to World Employment and Social Outlook 2021, global unemployment is expected to be increased to 205 million in 2022 as compared to 187 million in 2019. Key findings As per the report, jobs shortfall amid COVID-19 pandemic was 75 million in 2021 and it will increase to 23 million in 2022. Covid-19 has worsened ..

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India’s unemployment rate hits a 45 year high of 6.1% in 2017-18

As per the National Sample Survey Office’s (NSSO’s) periodic labor force survey (PLFS), India’s unemployment rate hit a 45 year high of 6.1% in 2017-18. The latest data on unemployment in India is the first comprehensive survey on employment conducted by a government agency after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation move in November 2016. ..

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