The government today informed the Rajya Sabha that it will come out with unemployment data from 2016 in the next two months.
"The data is not available for unemployed persons since November 2016. We are conducting a survey," Labor and Employment Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar said.
He also asserted that various schemes are being implemented with an aim to create more jobs.
Unemployment rate in India lowered, says Minister
Job opportunities have not come down in the country and even global data shows that the unemployment rate in India is lower, Gangwar said. The Labor Bureau has been conducting quarterly employment surveys in selected labor-intensive and export-oriented sectors, he said.
Government is taking various steps to generate jobs
The government is encouraging the private sector to generate jobs, fast-tracking various projects involving a substantial investment on schemes like Pradhan Mantri Employment Generation Program (PMEG) and MGREGS among others, Gangwar said.
He added a skill certification scheme is being launched to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood.