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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...

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Lok Sabha elections: Congress releases poll manifesto with focus on jobs, farmers, Nyay

-PTI NEW DELHI: The Congress on Tuesday released its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls, making a slew of promises, including giving Rs 72,000 each to five crore poor families under the 'Nyay' scheme, filling up 22 lakh government vacancies, bringing a separate budget for farmers and fixing a single moderate GST rate. The 55-page document titled 'Hum Nibhayenge' (We will deliver) focused on addressing the issues of Joblessness, farm distress, safety...

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CPI promises job guarantee law

-The Hindu The Communist Party of India has proposed a national employment guarantee law, named after Bhagat Singh, and unemployment allowance, in keeping with the Opposition’s narrative of Joblessness to counter Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pitch of national security. “Our fight is to defend the nation and the Constitution. Our fight is to defeat the forces of hate. We all want to be argumentative Indians, but Mr. Modi and his people have...

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Underemployment is the problem, not Joblessness -Alok Ray

-The Hindu Business Line The dismal quality of graduates is impacting the job market. But even high skilled workers are finding the going tough A big controversy has erupted over job creation under the Modi regime —in particular, over whether the unemployment rate in 2017-18 is, in fact, the highest in four decades as CMIE data as well as the officially undisclosed but reported in the press NSSO data seem to indicate. Further,...

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The problem is jobs, not wages -Praveen Chakravarty

-The Hindu There is obfuscation over both the existence of a jobs crisis and the diagnosis of it It is well established that India is staring at a massive jobs crisis. Every single survey points to jobs as the biggest issue concerning voters, especially the youth. Yet, the Prime Minister and the government steadfastly refuse to even acknowledge this issue, let alone address it. India’s jobs crisis is an economic issue, not a...

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