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Neta Fact-Check | Tejasvi Surya’s Claims on Unemployment Rate in Chhattisgarh Falters on Data

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The Periodic Labor Force Survey (PLFS) conducted by the National Statistical Office (NSO) – a government agency under the Union Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation – also shows that the rate of unemployment did not increase after the Congress government took power.

In 2017-2018, the unemployment rate (usual situation) stood at 3.3%, which was also lower than the national average of 6.1%.

In 2018-2019, Chhattisgarh’s unemployment rate fell to 2.4%, while the national average was 5.8%.

The national unemployment rate in 2019-20 was 4.8% and 4.2% in 2020-21.

While unlike the CMIE data, the PLFS did not place Chhattisgarh at the top of the states with the lowest unemployment rate in the country, the UR did not increase beyond what it was under. the previous government.

The PLFS also publishes quarterly bulletins in Current Weekly Report (CWS). According to quarterly reports, the unemployment rate (current weekly situation) was 15.4% in the July-September quarter of 2020. It increased further to 19% in the April-June quarter of 2021, during the second wave of COVID-19 in India. .

However, it fell to 10.8% in the July-September 2021 quarter before increasing slightly to 11.7% in the January-March 2022 quarter. This shows that government data also indicates that the unemployment rate in the state has been better. than the national average and showed a downward trend except for a few peaks in between.

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