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  • Explained | Why India’s Manufacturing PMI Rises To 56.4 In December 2020 Jan 06, 2021 09:49 AM IST

    Explained | Why India’s Manufacturing PMI Rises To 56.4 In December 2020

    According to IHS Markit, India’s manufacturing PMI rose to 56.4 in December 2020, a tick higher from November 56.3. However, the survey also brought the bad news of falling employment.

  • Urban unemployment lowest in Gujarat at beginning of pandemic, finds PLFS survey Jan 04, 2021 11:28 AM IST

    Urban unemployment lowest in Gujarat at beginning of pandemic, finds PLFS survey

    High unemployment is the weak underbelly of the Kerala model

  • COVID-19 impact | What 2020 was like for people in the retail industry Dec 29, 2020 11:13 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | What 2020 was like for people in the retail industry

    The apparel industry and a slew of malls were battered as millions of Americans stayed home and a litany of dress-up events, from proms to weddings, were canceled or postponed.

  • Number of companies, members registered with EPFO fall in October: Report Nov 18, 2020 03:58 PM IST

    Number of companies, members registered with EPFO fall in October: Report

    Contributing establishments with the EPFO have dropped by 30,825 from September to October, official data shows

  • Unemployment claims under ABVKY can be filed online, no need for affidavit form: Government Nov 08, 2020 08:15 PM IST

    Unemployment claims under ABVKY can be filed online, no need for affidavit form: Government

    The condition of submitting the claim in an affidavit form under Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana (ABVKY) was causing an inconvenience to claimants, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Right time for a national urban livelihood guarantee scheme Aug 20, 2020 08:57 AM IST

    Right time for a national urban livelihood guarantee scheme

    Successive governments have continued to overlook the vulnerability of India’s informal urban workforce and the situation this workforce finds itself in. The current crisis, however, presents an opportunity to modernise India’s social safety net

  • ADB-ILO study: Youth unemployment in India could go up to 32.5% as a result of the pandemic Aug 19, 2020 10:18 AM IST

    ADB-ILO study: Youth unemployment in India could go up to 32.5% as a result of the pandemic

    If it takes 6 months to control the virus, then job losses among young Indians could go up to 6.1 million

  • Labour Ministry to relax eligibility norms for availing unemployment benefits: Report Aug 13, 2020 08:45 AM IST

    Labour Ministry to relax eligibility norms for availing unemployment benefits: Report

    If cleared, the proposal will benefit over 32 million ESIC subscribers if they ever find themselves unemployed.

  • Kuwait’s expat quota bill a big blow to Kerala’s remittances Jul 08, 2020 02:20 PM IST

    Kuwait’s expat quota bill a big blow to Kerala’s remittances

    Depending on when the expats are asked to leave the country, Kerala’s remittances economy could see a shrinkage of up to $4 billion — about 25 percent of its total inward remittances

  • COVID-19 impact: Urban unemployment rises again as states resort to lockdown Jul 07, 2020 11:12 AM IST

    COVID-19 impact: Urban unemployment rises again as states resort to lockdown

    The rise in urban unemployment can be attributed to fresh curbs imposed in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Assam, West Bengal and Maharashtra.

  • India's June jobless rate falls to 11%: CMIE data Jul 01, 2020 02:41 PM IST

    India's June jobless rate falls to 11%: CMIE data

    The virus has infected over half a million people in the world's second-most populous nation, hitting economic activity, but fall in unemployment rate suggested the worst may be over for the economy, at least for now.

  • Chart of the Day | Unemployment rate falls to pre-COVID levels Jun 24, 2020 10:31 AM IST

    Chart of the Day | Unemployment rate falls to pre-COVID levels

    Falling unemployment shows that economy is picking up

  • Is China facing a Xi Jinping-Li Keqiang rivalry amidst a job crisis? Jun 23, 2020 10:56 AM IST

    Is China facing a Xi Jinping-Li Keqiang rivalry amidst a job crisis?

    Xi Jinping would not want Li Keqiang, who has experience in tackling the 2009 H1N1 virus outbreak, to garner an image as the hero of the current COVID-19 crisis. This is why Xi’s allies are picking holes in Li’s call to revive the stall economy

  • India-China border tension | Beijing's power projection comes at a wrong time for China Jun 17, 2020 10:18 AM IST

    India-China border tension | Beijing's power projection comes at a wrong time for China

    China is staring at a multi-front crisis emanating from a global anti-Beijing regrouping, a resurgent India and its own unstable domestic affairs with a slowing economy and soaring unemployment

  • The sharp fall in unemployment raises hopes of a quick recovery Jun 16, 2020 10:47 AM IST

    The sharp fall in unemployment raises hopes of a quick recovery

  • BJP busy in elections, ignoring problem of unemployment: Akhilesh Yadav Jun 10, 2020 01:07 PM IST

    BJP busy in elections, ignoring problem of unemployment: Akhilesh Yadav

    "In UP, unemployment has emerged as a big problem in form of suicides. Forgetting truth of corona, BJP has become busy in elections. When BJP is not considering unemployment and starvation as a problem, how will it solve them.With Bihar election nearing, after some days 'star campaigner' will also start flying," Yadav said in a tweet in Hindi.

  • Unemployment at 5.8% for FY19, troubling but still lower than 45-year high in FY18 Jun 05, 2020 02:41 PM IST

    Unemployment at 5.8% for FY19, troubling but still lower than 45-year high in FY18

    Labour force participation rate for working age population (15 years and above) rose slightly to 50.2 percent in FY19, from 49.8 percent in FY18

  • Signs that China’s growth is far from complete Jun 03, 2020 10:36 AM IST

    Signs that China’s growth is far from complete

    With the right mix of policy, COVID-19 might indeed pass in China’s history as the opportunity that the leadership grasped to modernise the economy

  • India's May jobless rate at 23.48%: CMIE Jun 01, 2020 10:29 AM IST

    India's May jobless rate at 23.48%: CMIE

    Marginally lower from 23.52% in April, according to data released by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE)

  • Modi Govt 2.0 | A tumultuous year for India May 26, 2020 01:12 PM IST

    Modi Govt 2.0 | A tumultuous year for India

    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

  • Chart of the day | Unemployment situation improves slightly May 21, 2020 10:06 AM IST

    Chart of the day | Unemployment situation improves slightly

    For consumer demand to improve, unemployment has to come down

  • Coronavirus pandemic | April jobs data to show epic losses and soaring unemployment May 07, 2020 09:17 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | April jobs data to show epic losses and soaring unemployment

    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.

  • Why CMIE's latest unemployment data should be an eye-opener for the government May 05, 2020 07:33 PM IST

    Why CMIE's latest unemployment data should be an eye-opener for the government

    The near stagnation in economy has left small businesses and daily wage earners in a state of uncertainty

  • COVID-19 | Inward remittances and the upcoming crisis May 01, 2020 03:25 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Inward remittances and the upcoming crisis

    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

  • COVID-19 | Resetting the offshore industry to help India’s job market May 01, 2020 08:53 AM IST

    COVID-19 | Resetting the offshore industry to help India’s job market

    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

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