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Bahujan Samajwadi Party supremo Mayawati expresses concern over the growing rate of unemployment in the country. The unemployment rate had grown to 6.1%, the highest in the last 45 years.

In a statement issued here, she said, “The Union Labour Ministry, in its data released after the Lok Sabha election, has confirmed that joblessness in the country was 6.1 per cent of the total labour force, highest in the last 45 years. For the victims of poverty and unemployment, there is no point of regretting now.”

She also pointed out that the dip in growth rate has happened due to a fall in agricultural and industrial output.

“Also, there is no good news for the country as the rate of economic growth has come down to a low of 5.8 per cent. This result of GDP growth is the result of a huge decline in agricultural and factory produce,” she wrote.

“The point of concern is how true welfare will be done for the poor people of the country,” Mayawati added.

BJP government had come to power promising to generate two crore jobs per year. However, the data published by labour ministry on the day the Modi 2.0 cabinet took charge showed 7.8 per cent of all employable urban youths being jobless, while the percentage for the rural areas was 5.3 per cent.

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