Incomparable data sets, cherry-picking, and dubious statistical analysis are behind the claims of robust employment growth. Only 1.4 million jobs were added in 2017.
The overall employment in the eight sectors had seen an addition of 77,000 workers in April-June 2016 and an increase of 1.85 lakh workers in January-March 2017.
India has more formal non-farm jobs than we think. Creating millions more needs labour, education reforms