Opinion | Jobless Growth 2.0: NDA govt’s and India's challenge
Given the timing of the disclosure, the political blame game is bound to worsen
Last week, a long awaited report of the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) on jobs was scooped by the Business Standard newspaper. It revealed, much to the embarrassment of the Union government, that the joblessness situation had worsened since the results of the last survey in 2011-12; and, this, despite growth in gross domestic product (GDP) continuing to average over 7%. Take the two together, we have the return of the vexing problem of jobless growth.