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The scene outside a polling booth on Tagore Castle Street in Kolkata | Photo: Arko Datto | Bloomberg

Indian women are suffering more than men during the pandemic, data shows

The unemployment rate for women shot up to 17%, more than double the rate for men, data from private research firm Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy revealed.

India’s unemployment rate likely to soar to highest in a year due to second wave lockdowns

The unemployment rate is estimated to rise to much as 11% this month, while weekly unemployment numbers are now hovering above 14%, said the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy.
Hoarders of migrants waiting for their train outside the platform | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Unemployment rate rises to 4-month high as Covid surge leaves another 7 million people jobless

Unemployment increased to 7.97% from 6.5% in March. The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy says it’s likely that the situation will remain tense in May as well.
A view of the Anand Vihar bus terminal as migrants return to their states after the announcement of a week-long lockdown, in New Delhi on 19 April. | Photo: ANI

Urban unemployment jumps as states announce Covid curbs, economic indicators hit

Urban unemployment rate touches double digits in the week ended 18 April. Business shutdowns and curbs on movement again set to hit urban economy.
A deserted Church Street after authorities announced night curfew, in Bengaluru on 10 April, 2021 | PTI Photo

India sees job losses as curbs return to check new Covid wave, urban areas severely hit

According to the data by Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, unemployment touched 8.6% for the week ending April 11, whereas it’s nearing 10% in urban areas.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi | Shahbaz Khan | PTI

Unemployment in India high due to ‘ill-considered’ demonetisation, says Manmohan Singh

Speaking at a virtual summit in poll-bound Kerala, the former PM also said that federalism and regular consultation with states no longer find favour with the present Central govt.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

What Nirmala Sitharaman can do to rescue millions of silent victims of the pandemic

Millions of people slipped back into poverty, lost their jobs or slipped from salaried to part-time ones. Some relief has been given, but more has to be done.
Women workers in a factory

In ‘progressive’ Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, only 1 in 5 young urban women in paid work

Has the Covid-19 pandemic further increased the gender gap in terms of employment in India?
The women are as resolute as their male counterparts. Many have said they will not move until the government hear their pleas to revoke the three contentious laws approved by the Parliament in September | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

In India’s job market, women have higher exit rate, lower entry rate than men: Study

Researchers from IIM Bangalore and Warwick University analysed IHDS data from 2004-05 and 2011-12 to find that the situation is especially stark for women in urban areas.
Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

More young urban Indian men appear to be studying longer, not looking for jobs: New research

Researchers looked at 2004-05 NSS data and 2017-18 labour force survey to find men in 20-29 age group in states like Bihar and Jharkhand either take an informal job or remain unemployed.

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Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Why Prashant Kishor’s lunch meet is giving Modi rivals a taste of 2024

An anti-BJP Mahagathbandhan minus Congress for 2024 isn’t a bad idea. But a pre-poll umbrella of parties with influence over 300 seats can be a formidable entity, theoretically.

Wholesale inflation hits record high of 12.94% in May amid rising fuel prices

This is the fifth straight month of uptick seen in WPI-based inflation. In April 2021, WPI inflation hit double digit at 10.49%

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Representational image. A file photo of light Sprut-SDM1 tank in Moscow. | Photo: Commons

India sets eyes on Russian Sprut light tanks to counter China, gets rare access to trials

The 18-tonne amphibious Sprut-SDM1 is capable of being airlifted, parachuted with crew inside and can even disembark from a ship.

China’s Wuhan story unravels as world’s finest, including from India, nail Covid lab-leak proof

The global hunt for where the virus behind pandemic came from shows science, democracy and a sense of inquiry can overcome politics, ideology and omerta codes.