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The periodic labour force data for the year ending June 2019 shows the challenges faced by states like Bihar and Rajasthan, which are now seeing an inflow of migrants.
Periodic Labour Force Survey shows unemployment rate in India remained elevated in 2018-19 despite the marginal fall compared to 6.1% in 2017-18.
Ministries of commerce & industries, heavy industries, MSMEs and textiles have been asked to furnish the data on unemployment by 15 June.
A CMIE survey pegs unemployment rate in Bihar for April at 46.6%. With the influx of migrants, the Nitish govt is staring at a crisis in election year.
Experts predict that people’s fear of contracting the virus and the absence of a vaccine are likely to weigh on the economy well into the second half of the year.
The widespread struggle to earn cash risks turning into a big political problem for Chinese President Xi Jinping.
MNCs & large Indian corporates have indicated that they may go ahead with at least 70% of their planned hirings, Quess Corp says.
How many migrants will risk another life-and-death experience? Will employers be forced to offer better terms to get them back? The future invites many questions.
Rural unemployment has shot up above 20% in past 30 days & about 400 million workers in the informal economy are at risk of falling deeper into poverty.
If workers can be given sanitisers, masks and social distancing ensured, some activity can be restarted, Nitin Gadkari says.