unemployment News

It’s a wage crisis

India’s challenge is creating a complex ecosystem of high-productivity firms.

Square pegs, round holes

Possibly the most problematic aspect of evaluating the budget is the opaqueness of the underlying data.


Release all employment data immediately, CPI(M) tells govt

According to a statement by the Politburo, the Left party said two members of the National Statistical Commission, a statutory body which releases the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) reports, resigned because of the unemployment data.

Elusive employment

The comatose state of the job market is worrying. It could impact the general election more than the promise of quotas

The safety net of the future

In recent times both BJP (around election time in UP and Maharashtra) and Congress (in Punjab, and now Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh) have rushed to the fire of farmer wrath with wild schemes of bank loan waivers. This is, of course, a bad idea not just because it plays havoc with the banking culture (just as that of loan waivers for corporate defaulters does).

To produce more job creators than job seekers, Manish Sisodia plans new curriculum

“We train all our focus on preparing for jobs — this is a discourse we need to change. In convocations, we should celebrate people who did not accept big jobs and decided to do something that will generate jobs,” said Manish Sisodia.


Gujarat: 80% youth jobless, BJP govt failed on job issue claims Congress

Organised by the Konkan Bhumi Pratishthan, the festival is expected to expand to more than a hundred villages of the Konkan region in five years.

Across the Aisle: Jobs- The make or break issue

The reality is that a loan of Rs 47,268 is not sufficient to create a job. That amount may be enough to buy some tools or furniture or install an air conditioner or a refrigerator. It may be used as additional working capital. By no stretch of imagination will Rs 47,268 create an additional job.

One crore jobs in last year: Here is how PM Modi built his case during speech in Lok Sabha

To lend weight to his argument, he referred to employment figures available in the system including EPF, NPS, formal and informal sector. He talked about job growth and employment towards the end of his speech.

Across the aisle: Governments hide, people seek

The mood of the nation is despondent. In the RBI’s survey (May 2018), 48 per cent of respondents felt that the economic situation had worsened in the last one year. In some sectors, like agriculture, despondency has turned into anger. Among some sections of the people, like Dalits and unemployed youth, despondency has turned into despair.