- The government think tank,NITI Aayog dismissed the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) report on unemployment as a draft and not a final report.
- The report showed that unemployment rate across the country stood at 6.1 per cent, the highest since 1972-73.It also showed that joblessness was higher in urban India (7.8%) than in rural India (5.3%).
- Labour force participation rate(LFPR) – the proportion of population working or seeking jobs – declined to 36.9 percent in 2017-18 from 39.5 percent in 2011-12.
- This phenomenon of unemployment rising while the LFPR dipped probably shows that people are simply giving up on finding jobs and have stopped seeking work.
- The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) is the largest organisation in India conducting periodic socio-economic surveys.It comes under the Ministry of Statistics and programme implementation.
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