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50 Lakh People Have Lost Their Jobs Since the Demonetisation Exercise, Says Report -Deepa Balakrishnan

They have higher unemployment rates as well as lower labour force participation rates," the report states. While official numbers on unemployment from the Periodic Labour Force Survey of the national sample survey Organisation (NSSO) is not available from the Ministry of Statistics, the only other survey available to take stock of employment situation is that of the Centre for Monitoring the Indian Economy (CMIE). A leaked copy of the NSSO

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Unemployment: Why Amitabh Kant and Surjit Bhalla are Wrong -R Ramakumar

ratives with no evidential basis; and large sample surveys with unverified databases of private cab companies. In other words, there clearly is a collapse of reason. One case at hand for us is the national sample survey Office’s (NSSO) Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) conducted in 2017-18. The NITI Aayog has applied the “principle of authority” and stopped the release of the PLFS report. The reason cited by advocates of the gov

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Veil on job data spurs poser: How deep is the crisis? -Basant Kumar Mohanty

growth was fast slipping into job-loss growth”. Mohanan resigned from the NSC earlier this year in protest against the non-release of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) conducted by the national sample survey Organisation in 2017-18 on employment and unemployment. The report was approved by the NSC but was not released. The survey reportedly put the unemployment rate at 6.1 per cent, the highest since 1972-73. Please click here to rea

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Proposal for job guarantee scheme in small towns -Priscilla Jebaraj

The paper has been drafted by Azim Premji University’s Centre for Sustainable Employment, which also publishes the annual State of Working India report. According to leaked data from the national sample survey Organisation (NSSO), unemployment rate is at a 45-year high of 6.1%, spiking to 7.8% in urban areas. There is open unemployment of about 20% among educated youth. The proposal suggests a two pronged approach to address this jobs

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Women's labour force participation in India among the world's lowest: Oxfam -Shagun Kapil

omen get 34 per cent less compared to men for performing the same job with same qualifications, says the report, which based its estimates on employment unemployment survey (EUS) 2011-12, done by the national sample survey Oganisation (NSSO), International Labour Organization (ILO) studies, and also builds on the first inequality report launched by Oxfam in 2018.   Analysing the gender pay gaps in the organised sector across different occupati

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108 economists & social scientists accuse Modi govt of blocking unfavourable data -Remya Nair

as the Narendra Modi government’s move to revise or withhold the release of unfavourable economic data. The NDA government has been under fire for its decision to withhold the release of the national sample survey Organisation’s employment survey for the year 2017-18, despite the nod of the National Statistical Commission (NSC). The survey would have shown a record high unemployment rate, but the government said the jobs data had not be

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Even Mudra job survey data put in deep freeze -Amitav Ranjan

e found anomalies in the methodology used by the Bureau in arriving at the findings,” sources said. On February 22, The Indian Express had reported that the NDA government, after junking the national sample survey Office (NSSO) report on unemployment, planned to use findings of the Labour Bureau’s survey. But at a meeting last Friday, the committee asked the bureau to “reconcile some errors” in the report for which the bu

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A strange paradox for Indian women -Sonalde Desai

s. However, in spite of rising education and rising aspirations, labour markets and social norms constrain women, almost as if they are all dressed up for a party with nowhere to go. Data from the national sample survey Office (NSSO) and the IHDS show that education and employment have a U-shaped relationship. Illiterate women are most likely to participate in the workforce. Work participation drops sharply for women with primary and secondary educ

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A meaningful safety net for the poor -Kirit Parikh

ia. To explore the scheme’s impact on the poor, I looked at the monthly per capita consumption expenditure (MPCE) of households belonging to different fractile groups in states of India. The national sample survey (NSS) of household expenditures for 2011-12 (the latest publicly available) provides MPCE by fractile groups such as the poorest 5 per cent, the next 5 per cent, the next 10 per cent, and so on. If we add the monthly per capita valu

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