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Unemployment rate estimated at 5 percent: Labour bureau report

The latest labour bureau survey data is bound to leave policy makers worried as the unemployment rate is estimated at 5 percent. The 5 percent figure is at the all India level under

“You cannot keep absorbing people in the public sector”

Dr Adel Abdellatif is the chief of the Regional Programme Division in UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Arab States and is based in New York. In his current capacity, he coordinates and oversees

The lost youth of Arab states

The UN has produced its first analysis of the socio-economic indicators in the Arab region since the 2011 uprisings. The results are not all heartening. The report titled ‘Arab Human Developm

Looking for a good job

East Asia went through an economic miracle between 1960 and 1990, with income per capita nearly tripling. The four Asian Tigers – Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea – achieved

Unemployment in J&K much higher than national average

The unemployment rate for persons between 18-29 years of age in the state is 24.6%, which is higher than the national unemployment rate of 13.2% in the same age group, showed an analysis of the Jam

Fix wage inequality: ILO chief

Placing decent work and social justice at the core of policymaking is simply recognition of the obvious; none of us can build a better future for ourselves unless we include others. For proof &nd

Tough times ahead for labour market and global trade

US president Donald Trump may have seized the job of running the world’s most powerful government with a promise of bringing work back to American shores, but if international predictions are

Job are drying up with slowdown in economy

Job prospects appear bleak with the recent release of the provisional estimates of annual national income in 2016-17. The lacklustre performance of the Indian economy observed during the fourth qua

In search of work

From those born in the 1970s to the ones born in the late 90s, from an 8th passed to one with a doctorate, from a security guard to a sales executive, the Delhi job fair held in Thyagraj stadium on

Unemployed exchanges

Over six decades ago, in 1954, six friends were walking past Agra’s iconic hotel, The Grand Imperial, when they noticed ‘Rojgar ka Daftar’ written in bold letters on a building on

Rebooting employment exchanges

The Nobel Prize in economics of 2010 that went to Peter Diamond and colleagues. Their work on search costs in labour markets provided the theoretical justification for government-operated employmen

"The only fallback was SMEs, but policies have choked them.”

A slowdown in the Indian economy and jobless growth have made the future seem bleak for many young Indians. Pronab Sen, country director of the International Growth Centre’s central team

Private sector hiring may look up in next fiscal: ASSOCHAM

The hiring outlook in the private sector is expected to stay muted till beginning of fiscal 2018-19, an ASSOCHAM assessment based on its feedback from members has indicated. "T

India to have National Employment Policy

An inter-ministerial committee has been constituted to draft the National Employment Policy and consultations have been held with various stakeholders including ministries, state governments, trade

18.9 million people to be unemployed by 2019

There are going to be 18.9 million unemployed people in the country by 2019, parliament was informed. Union minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar said that the International Labour Organisa

Our jobs, their jobs

Statistics has come a long way from the time when British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli observed: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Statistics is no



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