UPA's jobs legacy: Created crores of non-agri jobs, lowered jobless rate

‘Jobless growth’ over the past decade, for instance, has been at the centre of several discussions and has been touted by the BJP as the UPA’s biggest failure. It is thus, important to understand the numbers, more so from the perspective of the performance of the Indian economy and its future course for growth.

It is indeed true that the rate of job creation under the UPA has been low, but the fact is that this trend is reflective of more productive employment driven by manufacturing, construction and infrastructure development. There has been a significant decrease in the unemployment rate over the past decade.

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Posted on May 10, 2014 .