There has been ample amount of news items in Indian media ranging from ‘upper-caste reservations’ to the removal of Alok Verma from CBI chief post. However, one news got sidelined in mid of all this. It was CMIE report on people who got unemployed in the year 2018.

The report made headlines on 5th January and soon lost its ‘value’. Well, here we are reviving the news story which is linked to crores of Indians.

Actually, CMIE released its report on people who had lost their jobs in the year 2018. The stats were shocking, around 1.1 crore people lost their jobs! The report obviously raises questions on governments stand to generate more jobs in the country. Instead, already employed people are losing their jobs.

According to the report, 91 lakh people out of the 1.1 crore lost their jobs in the rural India itself. Rest were from urban India. Another stat is shocking for women as 88 lakh among them lost their jobs in the year 2018.

The unemployment rate was 7.4% in the year 2018 which does explain how our ‘New India’ is. It is to note that there was no proper data on unemployment under the current government. However, CMIE data revealed that the conditions are surely nothing to be ‘happy about’.

Why did the current government made false promises to the citizens? What will happen to those who lost their jobs?


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