Ten facts on India’s urban employment during the pandemic and lockdown
This post was originally published on March 30, 2021, in the Financial Express.
Possibly even more than a public health crisis, COVID-19 is an economic crisis manifested most severely in the labor market. In face of pandemic, structure of labor market typifies the extreme vulnerability of workers in India. With COVID-19 and lockdowns, there has indeed been significant discourse on employment, though often without relevant and representative data. The recently released quarterly bulletin report of Periodic Labor Force Survey (PLFS), April-June 2020 offers an opportunity to revisit employment questions related to COVID. Comparing year-on-year (y-o-y) 2020 with 2019, and quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) within 2020, a truer picture of labor market effects emerges. This article highlights the 10 distinctive findings on COVID time urban labor market.
Devesh Roy is a Senior Research Fellow with A4NH. The authors are with the International Food Policy Research Institute. Views are personal.
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