Rising Unemployment In India During Pandemic

The first lockdown that was imposed in the country in light of the rising COVID cases caused rampant unemployment among the labour population in cities, forcing them to migrate back to their villages during the peak of the pandemic. Source: Wikimedia Commons
With the hospitality industry among the worst-affected industries during the pandemic, restaurants are relying on home deliveries and take-aways to keep their businesses afloat. Source: Wikimedia Commons
After the first wave, Kharif sowing and higher MGNREGA activities helped in keeping the rural unemployment rate lower as compared to urban unemployment rates. Source: Wikimedia Commons
While India’s automobile industry expects a continuation of healthy demand along with easing of semiconductor supply issues in the upcoming year, it is still wary of the potential impact of the new COVID wave on the industry’s recovery. Source: Wikimedia Commons
According to the World Economic Forum, young women tend to be more likely to become unemployed as a result of COVID-19 disruption than young men. This calls for the government to take appropriate measures to protect the needs of women. Source: Wikimedia Commons
While small traders including hawkers were severely affected by the pandemic, CMIE data expects them to get back to work post the lockdown as compared to salaried workers.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Polstrat is a political consultancy aiming to shift the narrative of political discourse in the country from a problem-centric to a solutions-oriented approach.

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