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The problem of skilling India -Christophe Jaffrelot & Vihang Jumle

t was 37.9 per cent among the urban lot, according to the CMIE. Official sources from the government of India do not give very different data: According to the last 2018 Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), the unemployment rate among the urban 15-29-year-olds (a very large bracket) was 23.7 per cent. One may hypothesise that this pervasive joblessness was due to the poor training of the youth as only seven per cent of the people surveyed in the frame

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What happened to poverty during the first term of Modi? -Himanshu

ss in the economy in the last five years. Third, worsening agricultural incomes and stagnant wage growth was bound to give rise to unemployment. The recent report of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) has only confirmed what was known through other measures such as the Labour Bureau reports. The slowdown has certainly raised questions on the claims of economic growth and job creation put out by the government. But a more important question is

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33% of India's skilled youth jobless: official survey -Ishan Anand & Anjana Thampi

laimed that the government is enabling millions to take up industry-relevant skill training, boosting their job prospects. An analysis of the unit-level data from the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2017-18 however suggests that the reality is far more grim. Only a small section of the youth reported receiving any vocational training, and a large share of them were either unemployed or out of the labour force, the data shows. Nationally, onl

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Most regular jobs in India don't pay well: PLFS -Ishan Anand & Anjana Thampi

orkers in India — earned less than Rs.10,000 per month, and only about 4% of them earned more than Rs.50,000 per month in 2017-18 The much-awaited report of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2017-18 has highlighted the difficult job situation with 6.1% of India’s labour force, and 17.8% of young people (15-29 years) in the labour force reporting to be unemployed. The recently released unit-level data of the More »

Dial 'M' for Manufacturing -Santosh Mehrotra & J Parida

-The Hindu The recent PLFS data, which show a historic decline in manufacturing employment, make one fact plain — India desperately needs a comprehensive industrial policy, absent since 1991 The Union Budget suggests that the government has not recognised the need to create more manufacturing jobs. For the first time ever, manufacturing jobs fell in absolute terms between 2011-12 and 2017-18, to quote the Periodic Labour Force Survey ( More »

Unemployment rate among Christian men highest: Govt -Amrita Madhukalya

ked the government whether after the Sachar Committee, it has any updated data on the unemployment rate prevailing minority communities. Naqvi cited the data from the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) of 2017-18. The PLFS was launched by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) in 2017 as a nationwide Labour Force Survey. The details of unemployment rate accounted for the principal status and subsid

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

s working-age population as a measure of unemployment in the Indian economy. In their article, Rawal and Bansal mention that in the recently released Annual Report on Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), unemployment rate is defined as the proportion of unemployed persons in the labour force. The labour force includes workers and persons who are actively looking for work. Therefore, this definition of labour force leaves out persons who have given

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More Women Are Out of Work, Reveals Govt Report -Subodh Varma

unemployment is at an all-time high and they often get half the wage of what men get for same work, shows the latest labour force survey report. The recently released Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for 2017-18 reveals a striking decline in women’s participation in the workforce. Only about 22% of women of working age (defined as 15 years of age or more) were gainfully employed, down from about 31% in 2011-12, as estimated by the 68th Rou

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

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%.

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The Dramatic Increase in the Unemployment Rate -Prabhat Patnaik

17-18 clearly shows that there is a sudden jump in the unemployment rates across-the-board in 2017-18, compared to all preceding rounds of the NSSO. The report of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) conducted in 2017-18 is finally out, and it confirms what had been leaked earlier, namely a dramatic increase in the unemployment rate in the Indian economy. The unemployment rate is given under two heads: usual status unemployment and current weekl

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