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The data is significant because this was the first comprehensive assessment of the employment situation conducted after Modi’s decision in November 2016 to withdraw most of the country’s banknotes from circulation overnight(HT File Photo)

Opinion | In NSSO jobs data row, an apples to oranges comparison

By Amit Malviya and Kishore Desai
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 08:41 PM IST
The NSSO assessment published by a financial daily showed that unemployment rate across the country stood at 6.1 per cent, the highest since 1972-73.
The assessment by the National Sample Survey Office conducted between July 2017-June 2018, showed the unemployment rate stood at 6.1 percent, the highest since 1972-73, Business Standard reported.(HT Photo)
The assessment by the National Sample Survey Office conducted between July 2017-June 2018, showed the unemployment rate stood at 6.1 percent, the highest since 1972-73, Business Standard reported.(HT Photo)

India’s unemployment rate hit 45-year high in 2017-18: Report

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 02:06 PM IST
The survey has become a political issue after the acting chairman and another member of the body that reviewed the job data resigned saying there was delay in its release.
The labour ministry’s quick employment survey is also awaiting a go-ahead from the government-appointed jobs panel.(HT File Photo)
The labour ministry’s quick employment survey is also awaiting a go-ahead from the government-appointed jobs panel.(HT File Photo)

Government may report jobs data across all sectors by 2019

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 02:21 PM IST
It is likely to unveil a series of employment generation data collected from industries and households, as well as small businesses that have taken out Mudra loans from the government, said three government officials, requesting anonymity.
The rapid service-led growth experience over the last decade has led credence to the belief that not only has India leapfrogged the phase of manufacturing-led development and set out its own idiosyncratic path of structural transformation, but also that the idea of manufacturing-led growth is obsolete. This could not be further from the truth(Bloomberg)
The rapid service-led growth experience over the last decade has led credence to the belief that not only has India leapfrogged the phase of manufacturing-led development and set out its own idiosyncratic path of structural transformation, but also that the idea of manufacturing-led growth is obsolete. This could not be further from the truth(Bloomberg)

To fix the unemployment problem, India must strengthen the manufacturing sector

By Radhicka Kapoor
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 11:07 AM IST
Efforts to reduce the trade deficits must correct the imbalance between domestic absorption and domestic production; and manufacturing-led growth can ensure this
The wage hike will go into effect as Amazon hires more than 1,00,000 holiday workers to pack and ship goods in its warehouses.(Picture for representation)
The wage hike will go into effect as Amazon hires more than 1,00,000 holiday workers to pack and ship goods in its warehouses.(Picture for representation)

Amazon ups minimum wage to $15 per hour

New York | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2018 08:44 PM IST
Amazon, which has faced political and economic pressure to raise pay for thousands of employees, is boosting its minimum wage for all US workers to $15 per hour starting next month and said it will push for an increase in the federally mandated minimum wage, which now stands at $7.25 per hour.
Social discrimination and socio­economic realities add to disadvantages faced by Scheduled Castes (SCs) in the labour market.(HT File Photo)
Social discrimination and socio­economic realities add to disadvantages faced by Scheduled Castes (SCs) in the labour market.(HT File Photo)

Scheduled Castes among worst sufferers of India’s job problem

By Sukhdeo Thorat
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 10:45 AM IST
Social discrimination and socio­economic realities add to disadvantages faced by Scheduled Castes (SCs) in the labour market.
Fifty percent of our labour produces only 13% of our GDP. India has too many farmers and reducing farmer poverty needs incentives, investments, institutions and innovation.(HT File Photo)
Fifty percent of our labour produces only 13% of our GDP. India has too many farmers and reducing farmer poverty needs incentives, investments, institutions and innovation.(HT File Photo)

India’s job problem is easier to solve than its battle for wages

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Manish Sabharwal
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 10:12 AM IST
Five per cent unemployment rate means people who want a job, have a job; they don’t get wages they want or need.
The estimation of new jobs in EPFO data is tricky and has been discussed widely.(Mint File Photo)
The estimation of new jobs in EPFO data is tricky and has been discussed widely.(Mint File Photo)

Did the Indian economy create nearly 13 million jobs in 2017?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amit Basole and Anand Shrivastava
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 12:54 PM IST
While a final conclusion on employment growth should wait for 2017-18 NSSO data, rosy estimates based on selective assumptions do not inspire much confidence .
An official said that over the next 10 months, the Naveen Patnaik government is planning to recruit 27,000  doctors, police sub-inspectors, constables, junior clerks, revenue inspectors, assistant executive engineers, junior engineers, veterinary surgeons, junior clerks and fire officers, among others.(PTI/File Photo)
An official said that over the next 10 months, the Naveen Patnaik government is planning to recruit 27,000  doctors, police sub-inspectors, constables, junior clerks, revenue inspectors, assistant executive engineers, junior engineers, veterinary surgeons, junior clerks and fire officers, among others.(PTI/File Photo)

Odisha govt to ‘disengage’ 50,000 retired employees

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 11:32 PM IST
A government source said a decision to this effect was taken last month during a meeting of secretaries of all departments. Disengagement of retired persons from government services was a logical step when largescale recruitment was on in several departments, the source added.
A survey of 5,110 employers conducted by Manpower Group found 16% planned to increase their workforce in the quarter ending September.(Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)
A survey of 5,110 employers conducted by Manpower Group found 16% planned to increase their workforce in the quarter ending September.(Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Job market in India stagnant, even as growth accelerates at record pace

Bloomberg | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 04:01 PM IST
Before sweeping to power in 2014, Modi appealed to young job-seekers with a promise to create 10 million jobs. Four years later it remains unclear how many positions have been created
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