Where India's jobs mess is most acute

-The Economic Times

India had a joblessness rate of 6.1% in 2017-18, a huge jump over the 2.2% registered in 2011-12, a report says.

After the NSSO data leak episode which revealed a 45-year jobs low for India that the government had a hard time countering, here comes another significant set of findings from the same source.

More than a third of India's states - 11 states to be precise - had unemployment rates higher than the national average in 2017-18, reveals a Business Standard story quoting the annual periodic labour force survey of the NSSO.

Seven of the 11 states - Bihar, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Kerala, Assam, Haryana - were among the most jobless in 2011-12 too, the year when the last such survey was carried out. Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Punjab and Tamil Nadu freshly entered the charts in 2017-18.

India had a joblessness rate of 6.1 per cent in 2017-18, a huge jump over the 2.2 per cent registered in 2011-12, says the report that has been kept under wraps by the government.

Statewise break-up of joblessness

Data for 2017-18 shows Kerala has the most number of jobless people at 11.4 per cent. It is followed by Haryana (8.6 per cent), Assam (8.1 per cent) and Punjab (7.8 per cent).

At 3.3 per cent, Chhattisgarh had the least unemployment in 2017-18. Madhya Pradesh (4.5 per cent) and West Bengal (4.6 per cent) were at second and third places, the data showed.

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The Economic Times, 13 April, 2019, https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/jobs/leaked-data-part-ii-where-indias-jobs-mess-is-most-acute/articleshow/68846924.cms

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