For the past 12 months the BJP-led NDA government’s actions have been bold, and have seen strong and polarising reactions. Its response to the Coronavirus crisis has left a lot to be desired
For consumer demand to improve, unemployment has to come down
The economic catastrophe caused by the viral outbreak likely sent the US unemployment rate in April to its highest level since the Great Depression and caused a record-shattering loss of jobs.
The near stagnation in economy has left small businesses and daily wage earners in a state of uncertainty
The large scale return of NRIs from the ‘Gulf’ will present an unprecedented unemployment crisis. This will be coupled with a sharp decline in remittances to India
The government, together with industry bodies and leaders, must form strategies to both import foreign companies and jobs to India, and also export jobs after the pandemic
Labour participation on the other hand reduced to 35.4 percent in week ended April 26, compared to 42.6 percent recorded in the week ended March 22, ahead of the lockdown
The Lexington man’s name was brought up by Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday night as he spoke about how the state is trying to process all unemployment claims filed in March amid the coronavirus pandemic by the end of April.
The move is likely to help rickshaw drivers, street vendors, agricultural workers, restaurant staff, taxi drivers and delivery personnel.
Economists are predicting the economy, which they believe is already in recession, contracted in the first quarter at its sharpest pace since World War II.
The amendments will have immediate consequences in Jammu and long-term repercussions in the Kashmir valley
Surveys conducted by the Reserve Bank of India have painted a grim outlook on industries and consumer confidence.
It’s obvious that unemployment will increase as a result of the lockdown in the economy
India's economy expanded at its slowest pace in more than six years in the last three months of 2019, with analysts predicting further deceleration as the global coronavirus outbreak stifles growth in Asia's third-largest economy.
Hitting back at Modi after the prime minister replied to the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's Address in Lok Sabha, Gandhi said the biggest issue before the country is of unemployment and economy, on which the PM did not speak.
MoS for Labour Gangwar said the Centre is conducting a new Periodic Labour Force Survey with new parameters and larger sample size, and that its results cannot be compared with previous surveys in this regard
With a fear of budget deficit at a time when a number of critical sectors are in need for finance, this is going to be one of the most challenging budgets.
"People are very concerned about what is happening in the country today. Disagreement today means sedition. Inflation and unemployment are there. They are the real issues, which may cause starvation in the country. But the government (Centre) is trying to divert people's attention from real issues," Gehlot said at a programme of the Youth Congress here.
The rate stood unchanged at 5.4% in 2019, or 188 million people, and is expected to remain there in 2020 and rise to 5.5% in 2021, the ILO said in its annual report.
If the slowdown persists it could have a political fallout
The sliding economy is an even greater threat to the country, the former finance minister said in a series of tweets.
India will enjoy the demographic window of opportunity only for the next two decades or so after which the population will gradually start growing old
The real threat for India may not be from stepped up flow of refugees from across the borders, but from the spiking levels of youth unemployment.
If there is a hung assembly in Jharkhand, there would be considerable jockeying for winning post-poll allies — and in that event the BJP is not necessarily at a disadvantage.
It is not clear if the government has factored the sheer human and physical infrastructure challenges before the country in order to implement a nation-wide NRC.