India’s unemployment rate touches a 45 year high with 6.1 percent during 2017-2018, according to NSSO’s (National Sample Survey Office) periodic labour force survey(PLFS) report cited by Business Standard.
The data report which has not been released to public yet, comes a day after the National Statistical Commission dived into a controversy when two of National Statistical Commission members which included the acting chairman resigned.
According to the information shared by the media website, the survey said that among the people in urban areas(7.8 per cent) more joblessness was noticed than in rural areas(5.3 percent) of the country.
The data talks about the year that followed the demonetisation which took place in November 2016. In the demonetisation exercise banknotes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 were withdrawn over night.
Member of opposition parties slammed Prime Narendra Modi for the rising unemployment rates.
The Fuhrer promised us 2 Cr jobs a year. 5 years later, his leaked job creation report card reveals a National Disaster.
Unemployment is at its highest in 45 yrs.
6.5 Cr youth are jobless in 2017-18 alone.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 31, 2019
Unemployment rate is at a 45-year high.
This is why the NSSO Report was kept under the wraps.
This is why members of NSC resigned.
Promise of 2Cr Jobs turned out to be a cruel joke!
India does not want a Govt that has left the future of our youth in jeopardy. pic.twitter.com/s4yjYKfIsx
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) January 31, 2019
Finally, the brilliant ideas of PM Modi like Demonetization & Shoddy GST implementation are showing results and he has achieved what no PM could in 40 yrs-HIGHEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE. Wonder what bright suggestion he will have for us this time? Frying Pakodas or something else? pic.twitter.com/Jg1i4yQTB6
— Niranjan Patnaik (@NPatnaikOdisha) January 31, 2019
A four decade high unemployment rate ,It’s time to decide with”Hosh” &”Rosh” pic.twitter.com/toKByHaTsM
— Juhie Singh (@juhiesingh) January 31, 2019
National Statistical Commission PC Mohanan on Wednesday cited non-publication of jobs data which were due to release in December and backdating of the data as the reason for their unhappiness.