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Urban unemployment rate hit 21% during first wave of covid: Labour ministry

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joblessness had hit a high of 20.8% in April-June 2020, when the country was under a stringent lockdown following the pandemic, the union labour ministry told the Parliament on Monday. “As per Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) Quarterly bulletin April-June 2020, quarterly unemployment rate (in %), as per Current Weekly Status (CWS) in urban areas for persons of age 15 years and above in the country to the extent available for the quarter ending July-Sep 2019, Oct-Dec 2019, Jan-March 2020 and April-June 2020 were 8.3%, 7.8%, 9.1% and 20.8% respectively," the union labour ministry told the Lok Sabha The ministry, however, said the complete picture of the country's employment/unemployment situation can be assessed only from survey data for

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