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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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Waning women at work -Roshan Kishore

tions, the community and the nation”, the company said in its statement. Last week, the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) published the findings of the first Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) report. The PLFS is the first comprehensive official set of statistics on employment in India after the 2011-12 Employment Unemployment Survey (EUS). One of the major findings of the More »

Squandering the gender dividend -Sonalde Desai

ge of 15 as being employed either as their major activity or as their subsidiary activity — but this number dropped to 23.7% in the recently released report of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS). Is this part of a massive transformation of rural lifestyles or are our surveys presenting a skewed picture? If this change is real, does it offer a cause for worry? Incremental decline Before we turn to examining these changes, it is importa

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India's workforce is masculinizing rapidly -Rukmini S

he lowest share of working women in the world. Among urban women who do work, domestic cleaning work is the second most common profession after textile-related jobs, the periodic labour force survey (PLFS) data published by the NSSO show. India’s female Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR)—the share of working-age women who report either being employed, or being available for work—has fallen to a historic low of 23.3% in 2017-18

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Pronab Sen, former chief statistician of India, interviewed by Kabir Agarwal and Anuj Srivas (

b Sen talks on the comparability controversy, the changes in the survey’s methodology and the state of unemployment data. Edited excerpts: * The NSSO’s periodic labour force survey (PLFS) report was finally released recently. Its findings have sparked controversy, over whether unemployment is really at a 45-year high. There have been a host of issues raised, by people within and outside the government, over whether the data is actual

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The sum and substance of the jobs data -Sonalde Desai

-The Hindu Rising unemployment must also be seen as a function of rising education and aspirations The report from the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) is finally out, garnering a lot of attention based on selective reading of tables and spurring partisan debates. In particular, the staggering increase in the unemployment rate, from 1.7% in 2011-12 to 5.8% in 2017-18 for rural men and from 3.0% to 7.1% for urban men, has generated wide rang

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