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Which one is a better indicator for depicting the problem of joblessness -- Proportion Unemployed or Unemployment Rate?

Which one is a better indicator for depicting the problem of joblessness -- Proportion Unemployed or Unemployment Rate?

June 21, 2019

In a recent blog post, Columbia University professor Arvind Panagariya mentions that the critics of the present Prime Minister of India failed to underscore ‘employment rate’ -- flip side of unemployment rate -- that stood at nearly 94 percent according to the report on Periodic Labour Force Survey 2017-18. A recent article by Dr. Vikas Rawal and Prachi Bansal, however, points out that in order to understand the problem of joblessness in the country it is better to consider the...

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As days go by, the impact of Cyclone Fani appears more severe

May 17, 2019
As days go by, the impact of Cyclone Fani appears more severe

Initial media reports suggest how timely interventions by various official agencies in Odisha prevented loss of human lives when Cyclone Fani hit that state on 3rd May. However, it is essential to also take into account recent official reports by different agencies, which indicate that the impact of the cyclone...

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