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Migrants from Tamil Nadu at Danapur station board a train to reach their destination, in Patna on 11 May 2020

Bihar, Rajasthan among states with steep rise in unemployment in 2018-19, youth hardest hit

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.
Migrants from Lucknow wait to board Shramik Special train to reach their native places at Panvel Railway Station, during the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, in Navi Mumbai, on 20 May | PTI

India’s unemployment rate fell to 5.8% in 2018-19, experts say Covid shock will drive it up

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.
A labourer at work in Mumbai | File Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

How many jobs have we lost during lockdown? PMO seeks answers from ministries

Ministries of commerce & industries, heavy industries, MSMEs and textiles have been asked to furnish the data on unemployment by 15 June.
A file photo of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. | Photo: ANI

Unemployment in Bihar haunts Nitish govt in poll year as it grapples with migrant crisis

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.
US President Donald Trump

Trump likely to face re-election with jobless rate over 10%

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.
Chinese president Xi Jinping | Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Xi Jinping faces a threat: China’s millions of newly jobless people

The widespread struggle to earn cash risks turning into a big political problem for Chinese President Xi Jinping.
indian economy

With hiring set to resume, worst seems to be over for India’s jobless: Staffing firm Quess

MNCs & large Indian corporates have indicated that they may go ahead with at least 70% of their planned hirings, Quess Corp says.
People rest on a temporary stage in Mumbai, India | Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Jobs are a memory for millions now. If migrants don’t return, productivity will be a memory

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.
The village of Kuragunda in Karnataka

India’s rural economy is facing its biggest challenge, and the pain is only getting worse

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.
Nitin Gadkari | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Gadkari wants to resume road projects before lockdown ends to provide jobs

If workers can be given sanitisers, masks and social distancing ensured, some activity can be restarted, Nitin Gadkari says.

On Camera

File photo of Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on 24 October

Protect bankers, act against miscreants with full force of law: Finance ministry tells states

In a letter to all state chief secretaries, the finance ministry sought proactive and preventive measures amid rising incidents of violence against bankers on bank premises.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

Armed forces to limit flying Cheetah choppers as Covid hits spares production at HAL

HAL has reduced spare production for the ageing Cheetahs, and it has been communicated to the forces that the shortage is expected to last around 3 months.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.