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Do PLFS numbers underestimate the pain of lockdown?

  • The PLFS survey covers the July-June period rather than a fiscal or calendar year. So, when NSO released the 2019-20 PLFS report last month, this was supposed to be the first official record of what happened to labour markets during last year’s lockdown.
PLFS numbers are released in two formats: quarterly reports give employment numbers for urban India and the annual report is a more comprehensive account of the employment situation in both rural and urban markets.(File)
PLFS numbers are released in two formats: quarterly reports give employment numbers for urban India and the annual report is a more comprehensive account of the employment situation in both rural and urban markets.(File)
Updated on Aug 18, 2021 05:11 AM IST
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By Ishan Anand, Anjana Thampi, New Delhi

Use statistics to shape stimulus

NSSO data on consumption can give key insights on economy
Even if the CES findings show a bad picture, holding them back would only delay a coordinated response to the present slowdown(REUTERS)
Even if the CES findings show a bad picture, holding them back would only delay a coordinated response to the present slowdown(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 19, 2019 09:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Waning women at work

Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR), which measures the share of population which is either working or looking for work, was 54.9% for men and 18.2% for women in rural areas. These figures were 55.6% and 25.3%, respectively in the 2011-12 EUS
One of the major findings of the PLFS is that the already existing trend of women withdrawing themselves from the workforce has intensified.(Pratik Chorge/HT File Photo)
One of the major findings of the PLFS is that the already existing trend of women withdrawing themselves from the workforce has intensified.(Pratik Chorge/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2019 09:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
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