Despite Adityanath govt's big promises; unemployment situation worsens in Uttar Pradesh -Biswajeet Banerjee

-National Herald

The unemployment situation is worsening in Uttar Pradesh and it is directly proportional to education. Which means, more educated the youth is, bigger is the chance of them being unemployed

Despite the Yogi-led BJP government promised the Ram Rajya in Uttar Pradesh, the unemployment situation is worsening which is directly proportional to education. Thus meaning, more educated a youth is, bigger is the chances of him not getting a job.

The recent report of Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows that the rural unemployment has increased from 0.9% in 2011-12 to 5.4% in 2017-18. Similarly, in cities, the unemployment rate jumped from 4.1% to 9.5% in that corresponding period. While at the all India level the increase was 3.4% to 7.7%.

The figures were released by the National Statistical Office. An unemployed person is one who is seeking employment but is not getting the same. The unemployment rate shows the percentage of persons unemployed among the workforce which also includes employed persons.

“This figure shows that unemployment figure in Uttar Pradesh is much higher than the national figure. This high rate of unemployment is reflected on the social matrix of the state. There has been a flight of talent who are going out of UP to other states in search of jobs. Thus, the investment made by the government on these youth in form of education is going waste,” Dr Ajit Kumar Singh, former, Director, Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow said.

The PLFS report when applied to the population of Uttar Pradesh, which is around 22 crore, there is an estimated 44 lakh unemployed people in Uttar Pradesh. This number is even higher if the daily status is taken into account.

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National Herald, 17 June, 2019, https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/india/despite-yogi-govts-big-promises-unemployment-situation-worsens-in-uttar-pradesh?fbclid=IwAR2ulmCHSQcZ9BVrqUmGU7StOCX1ceEYRdNSo

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