Periodic Labour Force Survey Plfs
Opinion  /  Published 29.06.22

Fine print: Reduction in unemployment rate

The Government of India’s Periodic Labour Force Survey for 2020-21 shows that the unemployment rate in the country has fallen from 5.8% in 2018-19 to 4.2% in 2020-21. The workers’ particip...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 26.06.22

Rise in unpaid and underpaid workers

The survey shows the proportion of the self-employed rising from 52.1 per cent in 2018-19 to 56.6 per cent in 2020-21 under the “usual status” method of counting, mainly driven by an incre...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 21.06.22

Migration patterns in India

One of the most common and enduring ideas concerning migration is that migrants move from one state to another to avail better employment opportunities. However, data from the latest Periodic Labour F...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 29.04.22

Covid-era dip in women job share

Women’s share in the formal workforce fell in the third quarter of 2021-22 while that of contractual workers rose, an official quarterly sample survey of nine key sectors has found. The Quarter...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.12.21

Jobless push for employment policy

From 9am to 6pm six days a week, Pinki Puhan, 40, serves customers at a grocery and vegetable store in Dwarka, west Delhi. She spends the entire time standing. “At day’s end I feel exhaus...
By Basant Mohanty in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 17.09.21

Learning difficulty: NEP and NDEAR

Endear (verb): cause to be loved or liked. Now switch to NDEAR or the National Digital Education Architecture launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week. Addressing the inaugural conclave of t...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee

Opinion  /  Published 13.09.21

Grim tale: Labour and employment

The Periodic Labour Force Survey released by the Government of India for 2019-2020 reveals some expected changes in the labour force and in employment patterns. There was an economic slowdown prior to...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 23.08.21

Govt survey shows illusion of jobs

A government survey has portrayed an improved unemployment situation between July 2019 and June 2020 on certain parameters, but experts say this is largely an illusion caused by a distressed populatio...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.08.21

High growth rates might elude India for some time

At the start of its 75th year, India’s economy is confronted with one of its most challenging times. Economic growth, which was slowing down from 2017-18, slipped into its deepest-ever trough la...
By Renu Kohli

Opinion  /  Published 02.08.21

Labour force survey pangs

The latest Periodic Labour Force Survey data for July 2019 to June 2020 released by the Central government shows a rise in the labour force participation rate and a fall in the unemployment rate even ...
By The Editorial Board


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