Educated Unemployed – What Will 2020 Be for India’s Youth?

A strange paradox is playing out in India’s workforce. The higher the educational attainment, the more onerous it gets to land a job.

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India’s Employment Crisis: Rising Education Levels and Falling Non-agricultural Job Growth, co-authored by Santosh Mehrotra and Jajati K Parida, reports a highest-ever unemployment peak of 8.8% in 2017-18, up from 3% in 2011-12. Most disconcertingly, joblessness among educated youth went up nearly 2X from 6.1% in 2011-12 to 17.8% in 2017-18 across the board. Read more

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