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BJP ministers trumpet jobs growth after study showed 11 million jobs lost

Updated : January 24, 2019 09:57 PM IST

The independent Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) had estimated that 83 percent of the job losses occurred in rural areas, where two-thirds of the population lives, and its study put unemployment at a 15-month high in December.
The dismal findings would be damaging for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept to power in 2014 promising an economy that would grow fast enough to create jobs for the millions of young Indians joining the labour force each year.
BJP ministers trumpet jobs growth after study showed 11 million jobs lost
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