Jobs Decline In India’s Biggest Employment Arena

  Employment in the informal sector, the biggest provider of jobs in India, has declined 6% from 2004-05, according to government data.   Coming on the heels of a Indiaspend report of a slowdown in formal-sector factory jobs, this is a disquieting trend because the informal sector provides employment to 72% of India’s workforce.   … Continued

Modi’s Big Make-in-India Problem: Fewer Factory Jobs

  As Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushes his Make-in-India manufacturing plan and factory output rebounds, new data indicate two disquieting trends.   One, there is a slowdown in employment in the formal, organised sector (which in any case employs only 12% of India’s labour force), the prime staging ground of Modi’s programme. Data released by … Continued