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The problem of skilling India -Christophe Jaffrelot & Vihang Jumle

irst quarter of 2019 — it 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 th

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Why is the Narendra Modi government trying to muzzle data? -Haripriya Suresh

rce, and it appears that the Indian government does want to keep it under wraps. Crime Statistics by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) haven’t been released since 2016, the controversial Periodic Labour Force Survey was delayed and released after the elections (and also ruffled a lot of feathers), migration data from the 2011 Census was released this year, and data from the Socio-Economic Caste Census collected by the UPA government in 20

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Prayagraj's unemployment rate highest in country, 1.5 lakh unemployed in govt records -K Sandeep Kumar

ed the rate of unemployment in 45 cities that have a million or more residents. Prayagraj, or the erstwhile Allahabad, tops this unemployment list with an unemployment rate of 8.9%. This NSSO’s Periodic Labour Force Survey for the period July 2017 to June 2018 was released by the government on May 31, 2019. The status of unemployment in Prayagraj can be gauged from the fact that at present around 1,47,561 unemployed are registered with the Re

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

demand only confirm the distress 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

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

minister, Nirmala Sitharaman claimed 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

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

orkers — the best-paid workers 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 da

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

uggests 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 (PLFS) of the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO). Further, during the same six-year period, the total workforce actually shrank from 474 million to 465 million, a first in India’s post-Independence history. Wh

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Jobless growth becomes more systemic -KP Kannan & G Raveendran

-The Hindu Earlier confined largely to the organised sector, it has now spread to other areas, as revealed by the latest survey results The findings of the latest employment survey, called the Periodic Labour Force Survey (2017-18), are a cause for concern as the scenario is still far from anything that would denote decent employment. The two biggest issues here are: the shrinking share of the labour force; and the rising unemployment. The l

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India's workforce has fewer women than it did six years ago -Janaki Shibu and Rosa Abraham

mji University. Both men and women in rural and urban India are out of work, but there is a continuing decline of the number of women in the workforce, the latest government data, collected by the Periodic Labour Force Survey 2017-’18, found. Four months after a leaked newsbreak of national employment data revealed that India’s current unemployment rate was at a 45-year high, the government released the official More »

Unemployment rate among Christian men highest: Govt -Amrita Madhukalya

r Prasun Banerjee. Banerjee asked 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 subsidiary status of

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