UP’s unemployment rate lowest in recent times

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UP’s unemployment rate lowest in recent times

Friday, 04 June 2021 | PNS | Lucknow


What appears to be a major achievement for the Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh, the state recorded an unemployment rate of  6.9 per cent, which was three times less than what it was in March, 2017. As per the latest report released by Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), in terms of providing employment, UP was ahead of states like Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
The CMIE report for May revealed that the unemployment rates in Delhi and Rajasthan were an abysmal 45.6 and 27.6 per cent respectively, as against UP’s 6.9 per cent. Similarly, unemployment rates in West Bengal is 19.3 percent, Tamil Nadu (28 per cent), Punjab (8.8 per cent), Jharkhand (16 per cent), Chhattisgarh (8.3 per cent) Kerala (23.5 per cent) and Andhra Pradesh (13.5 per cent) were higher than in UP.
“The milestone has been achieved by the Yogi government despite numerous challenges, especially in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that brought economic activity across the world to a grinding halt over two years forcing companies either to shut down or layoff jobs. The policies and employment-oriented schemes of the Government have played a big role in this important accomplishment,” government spokesman Sidharth Nath Singh said in Lucknow on Thursday.
“When the Yogi government took over in 2017, the unemployment rate was 17.5 per cent in UP, three times more than the current rate. However, the government generated job opportunities for the unemployed in the last four years by focusing on increasing industries and businesses and the unemployment rate hit the record low of 4.1 per cent in March this year. Even during the second Covid wave, the government left no stone unturned to provide jobs to a large number of youths. Under Mission Rozgar, different departments, institutions and corporations of the state are offering employment opportunities to the people. The number of jobs given during the Yogi government is much higher than what was provided under SP and BSP governments together. As only 91,000 jobs were given under the BSP regime between 2007 and 2012 and 2 lakh government jobs were given during the Samajwadi government (2012-2017),” Singh claimed.

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