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Tag: Unemployment

Odisha Assembly
Monsoon Session: Opposition corners Odisha govt over unemployment as 2.26 lakh positions lie vacant

Senior Congress leader and Jeypore MLA, Tara Prasad Bahinipati slammed the government asking about the Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD’s) 2014 election manifesto where it had promised to provide 2 lakh jobs to the youths of Odisha.

EPFO adds 15.32 lakh net subscribers in March' 22, 7 lakh below 25 yrs
EPFO adds 15.32 lakh net subscribers in March' 22, 7 lakh below 25 yrs

State-wise comparison of payroll figures highlights that the establishments covered in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Haryana, and Delhi remain in lead by adding approximately 10.14 lakh net subscribers during the month, which is 66.18 per centA of total net payroll addition across all age groups.

25K Indians Ended Life In Last 3 Yrs Over Unemployment & Loan Burden, Odisha Scene No Different
25K Indians Ended Life In Last 3 Yrs Over Unemployment & Loan Burden, Odisha Scene No Different

As per the NCRB data, 2 742 people committed suicide in 2018 for being jobless and the figure rose to 2851 in 2019 and in 2020 the figure was 3548. Similarly, due to loan burden or after being bankrupted, 4970 people killed self in 2018, the toll reached 5908 in 2019 and 5213 in 2020.

Coal Shortage Crisis In Non-Power Sector Escalates; Trade Bodies Move From Appeals To Agitation
Coal Shortage Crisis In Non-Power Sector Escalates; Trade Bodies Move From Appeals To Agitation

The recent representations come close on the heels of similar concerns raised by industry bodies in Odisha. Despite multiple recent representations to the PMO, CM's Office and the management of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), another subsidiary of CIL, there has been no relief provided to non-power sector operators in Odisha.

India's Unemployment Rate Falls Sharply To 6.57 PC, Lowest Since March 2021: CMIE
India's Unemployment Rate Falls Sharply To 6.57 PC, Lowest Since March 2021: CMIE

While unemployment in urban India stood at 8.16 per cent in January, in rural areas it was the lowest at 5.84 per cent, as per data by independent think-tank Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE).

Teacher Protest
Teachers Kneel Down On Bhubaneswar Road To Protest Unemployment

Trained teachers in Bhubaneswar resorted to a unique protest by kneeling down on the busy Gandhi Marg demanding jobs against vacant positions

Higher education sector in odisha
Odisha Colleges Saw 7k Job Losses In 3-yrs, 3,950 Vacancies Yet To Be Filled

During the period of 2015-18, job losses in the State colleges were around 7,167, Odisha saw some recruitment in the pre-election and election year. A total of 3,217 had been given an appointment during the period of 2019-20. Still, 3,950 vacancies exist

Odisha Govt Has Failed To Provide Employment To Youths: Opposition
Odisha Govt Has Failed To Provide Employment To Youths: Opposition

Bhubaneswar: While moving an adjournment motion on unemployment and fuel price rise issues in the Odisha Assembly, the Opposition today alleged that the money spent by the government for skill development has gone waste in the State. Both the BJP and the Congress alleged that though 18 lakh youths are unemployed in the State at […]

Odisha Has 8, 96,838 Registered Unemployed Youths: Minister

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Sunday informed the Assembly that as many as 8, 96,838 youths in the State have remained unemployed by October 31. Their registration of name in employment exchange has remained valid, Technical Education and Skill Development Department Minister said while replying to a query of Loisingha MLA Mukesh Mahaling in the […]

Large Scale Return Of Migrants Stokes Unemployment Concerns In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With lakhs of migrants returning back to the State amid COVID-19 lockdown, an uncertain future stares at them as many believe that providing employment & livelihood support to the returnees will be an uphill task for the government as there is a dearth of job opportunities in Odisha. “I have no work now and […]

India's Banks 'Balance-Sheet Risks Rise' With Surging Lending Pressure: Fitch

Mumbai: India’s banks are staring at significant asset-quality challenges for at least the next two years despite regulatory measures, Fitch Ratings said on Thursday. Accordingly, Fitch estimates that the impact on impaired-loan ratios could be anywhere between 200bp-600bp, depending on the severity of stress and banks’ individual risk exposures. “The latest set of measures announced […]

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Surat Factories Reopen, But Its Workers Are In Odisha, Unwilling To Return

Bhubaneswar: The city of Surat in Gujarat, considered as the textile hub of India is gradually reopening even as Covid-19 outbreak continues its uptrend already claiming more than 3700 lives across the country. After nearly two months of losing jobs following the enforcement of the nationwide lockdown in view of the Covid outbreak, the reopening […]

India's Unemployment Rate Soars To 27.11% Amid COVID-19 Crisis: CMIE

Mumbai: The COVID-19 crisis has led to a spike in the country’s unemployment rate to 27.11 per cent for the week ended May 3, up from the under 7 per cent level before the start of the pandemic in mid-March, the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) has said. The Mumbai-based think tank said the […]

Odisha Govt's Incongruous Data On Key Metrics Draw Flak

Bhubaneswar: Incongruous data on several key metrics presented by different Odisha Ministers have drawn criticism from different quarters especially from the Opposition parties. Recently, the State Finance Minister, Niranjan Pujari had mentioned that 70 lakh families are living in abject poverty in the State which has raised questions on the 428 schemes rolled out by […]

Congress To Launch Nationwide Protests From November 5

New Delhi: To highlight the issues such as unemployment, unprecedented economic slowdown, rise in prices of essential commodities, collapse of the banking system and farmers’ distress, Congress will launch nationwide protests from November 5. Congress General Secretary K. C. Venugopal said that the protests will highlight the plight of the common people. The party will […]

Job vacancies in State govt swell by 14K between 2016-17 & 2017-18!

Bhubaneswar: When the State has recorded a higher unemployment rate of 7.1 per cent in 2017-18, compared to 6.1 per cent nationally, the vacancies in State government offices have gone up by a whopping 14,000. Sample this. The vacancies in various State government departments were at 1.16 lakh (1,16,987) in 2016-17, as per the interim […]

Youth arrested for asking Minister about unemployment

Panaji: A youth was arrested in North Goa’s Valpoi constituency soon after he questioned Vishwajit Rane, an MLA and the coastal state’s Health Minister, about unemployment. The incident took place on Thursday night during a meeting held to discuss the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) North Goa Lok Sabha candidate Shripad Naik’s campaign. Gaonkar had asked […]

Being bullied at school may up mental health issues

London: Parents, take note. If your child is being bullied in secondary school, it may dramatically increase his/her chances of mental health problems and unemployment later in life, researchers have warned. The study, presented at the Royal Economic Society’s annual conference at the University of Warwick, found that being bullied in school increases the extent […]

Unemployment considered biggest challenge by Indians

New Delhi: In the run-up to the general election, lack of employment opportunities is seen by the Indian public as the biggest challenge, said a report. The Pew Research Center report said that 76 per cent of adults have said that unemployment is a “very big problem and little has changed over the past year”. […]

Global unemployment rate falls to 5 per cent, hits pre-crisis levels

Geneva: Global unemployment levels fell one percentile to a steady 5 per cent in 2018, the lowest figures since the economic crisis that wreaked havoc on labour markets, the International Labour Organization said in a report published on Wednesday. The “World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2019” report said unemployment rates were anticipated to fall […]

elections 2019
BJP, BJD engage in blame game over youth unemployment

Bhubaneswar: Alleging Centre’s failure in generating employment in Odisha, the ruling-BJD members created ruckus in the Assembly today and met Governor Ganeshi Lal to submit a memorandum in this regard. This came in retaliation to BJP Yuva Morcha’s attempt to gherao Odisha Assembly yesterday over allegations that the State government has failed to create job […]

BJYM scuffles with police during protests over rising unemployment

Bhubaneswar: Thousands of members of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of BJP, today clashed with police while trying to gherao the State Assembly. Alleging inefficiency on part of the State government, its policy against youth and rising unemployment, the members of BJYM tried to get close to the premises of the State […]

Odisha govt, ADB sign agreement for skill development

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday signed a loan agreement of $85 million with Asian Development Bank (ADB) to train 1.5 lakh youths in the state, officials said. With this assistance, youths in the age group of 15-34 years will be given skill development training to make them competent to get better work and higher […]

Monsoon session of Odisha Assembly to begin tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly will begin from tomorrow. Opposition parties today said they would raise issues such as unemployment, corruption and farmers’ problems during the session. The ruling BJD also said it would highlight Mahanadi and Polavaram issues in the session which has become significant as speculation is rife that the […]

'Kamdar' Modi destroyed India's economy: Kapil Sibal

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the “so-called kamdar” had destroyed India’s economy with no jobs and no solutions to rising unemployment. Sibal’s comment comes in continuation of the war of words between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress, as Modi on Saturday […]

Youth Congress takes out rally over farmers' issues, unemployment

Bhubaneswar: Members of the Indian Youth Congress today organised a rally in Bhubaneswar alleging central government’s failure to resolve farmers’ issues and provide employment to youths. A bike rally was also carried out by the Youth Congress members under “Yuva Adhikaar Samavesh” during which a scuffle broke out between the Police and members of the […]

Ruckus in Assembly over unemployment, farmers' issues

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly was on Tuesday adjourned twice due to ruckus by the opposition Congress and the BJP over unemployment and failure of state government to provide drought relief to the affected farmers. While Congress wanted a discussion on the growing unemployment in the state, the BJP said the state government had failed to give […]

Huge unemployment due to lack of skilling mission after Independence: Minister

New Delhi: The problem of unemployment would not have acquired such proportions if India had initiated the skilling mission for its youth soon after Independence, Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said here on Sunday. The Minister’s observation came during the event ‘Bharat ke Kaushalzaade’ — an event honouring beneficiaries of its key skilling programmes […]

India's Employment Rate
3 years into BJP government, unemployment rate slightly up

India’s unemployment rate has registered a slight increase since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government began its term in May 2014, despite the governments professed emphasis on job-creation, according to an analysis of government data. The unemployment rate in 2015-16 was five per cent of the labour force, up from 4.9 per cent in 2013-14, […]

Centre will work towards eradicating unemployment from Odisha: Kalraj

Bhubaneswar: Describing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector as an opportunity for Odisha, Union Minister Kalraj Mishra on Tuesday said the Centre will take steps to eradicate unemployment from the state by promoting small scale units and start ups. “MSME sector has become a challenge as well as opportunity for Odisha. We will be […]

NIT Recruitment 2019
US adds 235,000 jobs

Washington: The US added a robust 235,000 jobs in February, while the unemployment rate fell to 4.7 per cent, official data showed. The data released on Friday exceeded expectations and continued the 77-month-long expansion of the labour market that started under former President Barack Obama. Job gains have averaged 209,000 over the past three months, The […]