Urban Unemployment Current Affairs, GK & News

Urban unemployment rate at 20.8% in the April-June quarter 2020

On July 19, 2021, Labour minister Bhupender Yadav has said that Urban India witnessed an unemployment rate of 20.8% in the quarter of April-June 2020. This period witnessed stringent nationwide lockdown to arrest the spread of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.   Key Points Urban joblessness in the country had hit a high ..




Data on Unemployment

The data from the labour force survey from the National Statistical Organisation (NSO) makes the following observations about the unemployment trends in the country: The unemployment rate was 6.1 per cent of the total labour force during 2017-18 which was the highest in 45 years. The figures are significant for the fact that the year ..