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Urban Unemployment rate of males-females higher than rural in 2017-2018



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New Delhi: The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation on a day when Cabinet Ministers of Narendra Modi took charge of second tenure released data of unemployment rate that is 45 years high in 2017-2018 which was 6.1 percent in financial year.

The Ministry showed that in rural India 5.8% of men and 3.8% of women are unemployed whereas in urban areas the numbers are much higher with 7.1% of men and 10.8% women being unemployed.


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The rate of jobless among males on basis of all India is much higher with 7.1% while 5.7 in case of female.

So unemployment rate for males in cities are higher at 7.1% as compared to rural areas with 5.8%.

Thus, the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) gave results on basis of skills among youth with the distribution of educated and unemployed across the country.


Statistics of unemployment higher during 2017-2018 in comparison of 45 years:


The National Statistical Commission (NSC), Mr.Srivastava said, “The NSC makes its recommendation but the ministry has to consider it. They can only make recommendations. The NSC has the role to see statistical system in entirety in addition to statistics ministry and states. There is no change in the functioning of ministry. The restructuring of ministry was approved by the Cabinet.”

Further adding to this he said, “The data for PLFS for January to March will be released next month. We have brought two quarterly data on labour survey. We are coming out with consumption expenditure survey for 2017-18.We will be expecting it in June. You can then compare unemployment captured by that survey with PLFS.”


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Statistics Secretary Pravin Srivastava also spoke with press that, “It is a new design and a new matrix. It would be unfair to compare it with the past. This 45-year high is your interpretation. I don’t want to claim that it is 45-year low or high.”

Elaborating further, he said, “The point is that it is different matrix. From 2017-18 onwards, you will be getting regular estimates and this (labour force survey) can be used as a base. When we change the matrix, it is very difficult to measure (compare) because there is no means to do a retrospective analysis in that year based on earlier matrix.”



Trump knew exactly what was going on: Giuliani aide




Washington: An aide to Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has said that the US President “knew exactly what was going on” regarding efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, it was reported on Thursday.

Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnass, who is facing separate criminal charges, made the comments in an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday after letters, phone records, notes and flash drives were obtained from him earlier this week, the BBC said in a report.

Documents show that the Ukraine-born Parnas was in regular contact with Giuliani as well as Ukrainian officials, and suggests that the businessman was directly involved in trying to have Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky look into the Bidens.

In the interview, Parnas said Trump was “aware of all my movements”.

“I wouldn’t do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani or the President. Why would President Zelensky’s inner circle or (Interior) Minister (Arsen) Avakov or all these people or (former) President (Petro) Poroshenko meet with me?

“Who am I? They were told to meet with me. And that’s the secret that they’re trying to keep. I was on the ground doing their work,” he added.

Parnas further said that the President was lying and knew that unless there was an investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who was a director of a Ukrainian gas company, military aid to Kiev would be withheld.

He also claimed that the investigation was about digging up dirt on Joe Biden.

Meanwhile, some of the materials obtained show Parnas and Giuliani discussing the removal of Marie Yovanovitch, the then US ambassador to Ukraine, said the BBC report.

In Wednesday’s interview, Parnas claimed the only motivation to get Yovanovitch removed from her post was because she was in the way of the effort to get Ukraine to announce an investigation into Joe Biden.

Trump was impeached by the Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives on December 18, 2019 and is accused of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The two articles of impeachment were sent to the Republican-majority Senate on Wednesday night, paving the way for the starting of a trial against the President.

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