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Unemployment in India touched 8.6% for week ending April 11: CMIE


The unemployment rate in India touched 8.6% for the week ending April 11, data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) showed. The firm said that a fresh round of lockdowns to curb the record rise in COVID-19 infections is causing job losses. The hit is more severe in urban areas where the rate is nearing 10%, CMIE added.

(Bloomberg) -- A fresh round of provincial lockdowns to curb the record rise in virus infections is leading to job losses in India, according to the latest employment data by a private research firm. Unemployment touched 8.6% for the week ending April 11, from 6.7% two weeks ago, showed the data by Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt. Ltd. The hit is more severe in urban areas where it’s near 10%

Asia’s third-largest economy is potentially on track to regain the second spot from Brazil after adding a record 168,912 cases in a day, taking the tally to 13.53 million cases. It is facing an escalating health crisis with the second wave overwhelming hospitals and forcing states to restrict activities.

While wealthiest Maharashtra, the worst hit by the virus, is contemplating more curbs after announcing a strict weekend lockdown, national capital Delhi, which is operating under a night curfew, has warned of more restrictions if its medical facilities collapse. The pandemic had led to record job losses in India after a national lockdown last year saw millions of migrants heading back to their vi


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