High unemployment sets off alert in India
New Delhi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) More than six million employees and five million industrial workers were fired during the last year in India, the Center for Monitoring the Economy of this South Asian country has warned.
According to the study, published on Sunday in Peoples Dispatch website, the first group refers to computer engineers, doctors, teachers, accountants, analysts and other qualified people employed by private or government enterprises.
The research did not include self-employed professionals, such as doctors, lawyers or public accountants, in individual private practice. Factory workers encompass all types of industries, large and small.
However, the Indian Economy Monitoring Center noted, the greatest loss of jobs is among day laborers, both in the countryside and in cities.
The latest data paint a bleak picture for employment, as existing structural issues are accentuated by the current Covid-19 pandemic, the report said.
Previously, 21 million jobs were reported as lost from August 2019 to 2020, including not only white-collar professionals and industrial workers, but also services in the informal sector, such as cooks, domestic workers, security personnel and others.
About 4.8 million wage jobs were lost in July and another 3.3 million in August, he concluded.
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