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View: The new barometer of India’s economy fails to reflect the deprivations of poor households

India’s statistical system is in bad shape. One aspect of this is the paucity of national household surveys. The National Sample Survey’s (NSO) latest consumption...

View: It’s time for CMIE to rethink how they determine labour market data

Given the importance of high-quality data on the labour market in India, we had posed a question on this page via our article, ‘A Tale...

COVID: Rs 8 lakh crore package needed to support lower income groups, says report

The government will need to roll out a relief package worth Rs 8 lakh crore to contain hardships being faced by lower-income groups due to...

Covid-19 resulted in jobs moving away from high labour productive sectors to agri, construction: CMIE

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in jobs moving away from high labour productive sectors such as manufacturing and services to low productivity sectors such as...

unemployment rate in India: India’s unemployment rate rises further, employment rate lowest since June

India’s unemployment rate stood at 7.8% for the week ended November 22 and the labour participation rate at 39.3% resulting in a sharp fall in...

Tough job: Govt’s new scheme to incentivise jobs creation is unlikely to trigger hiring

Anurag Sharma (name changed) runs a logistics company in Delhi that owns five trucks and employs 22 workers. He keeps only eight employees on the...

Low wage increase despite bumper profits by listed cos in Q2: CMIE

Labour wages have grown by meagre 3.8% in the quarter ended September 30, 2020 despite bumper profits of over registered by listed companies, the Centre...

Recovery in India’s employment rate incomplete, says Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy

The unemployment rate in the country dropped to 6.4% last week but it comes with falling employment and labour participation rates, suggesting India may slip...

Lockdown, Day 65: India faces a jobs paradox

There is a paradox seemingly rooted in inequality when it comes to the country’s job crisis post COVID-19. According to CMIE, some 122 million Indians...