Mamata Banerjee – This is an outcome of the economic strategy that adopted by the state government to tackle the Covid-19 crisis and also the devastation which caused by cyclone Amphan, as Banerjee told.
“We have implemented a robust economic strategy to tackle #COVID19 and also the devastation caused by Amphan. Proof lies in West Bengal’s unemployment rate for the month of June 2020 which stands at 6.5 percent, far better than that of India at 11 percent, UP at 9.6 percent, and Haryana at 33.6 percent, as per CMIE,” she said in a tweet.
The state government had allowed 100 percent deployment of the workforce in tea gardens and jute mills from June 1. Business establishments, the manufacturing units, and also traders were given green signal to resume their activities with the strict adherence to the social distancing and also other safety norms, whereas shopping malls and also restaurants had resumed operations in the state on 8th June after a gap of over around two months.
The state government had extended the lockdown till 31st July with a slew of relaxations as well. Mamata Banerjee According to the data released by the CMIE on Wednesday, the country’s unemployment rate fell to around of 11 percent in June from around 23.5 percent in May, as the economic activities resumed after the lockdown restrictions were eased.
The unemployment rate in West Bengal last month had dipped to 6.5 percent from 17 percent in May, the CMIE report said. The urban unemployment rate across the country remained at 12.02 percent in June and that of rural was 10.52 percent, the data suggested.
Mamata Banerjee – Asked how the unemployment rate in the West Bengal that has been fallen despite of the fact that the lockdown was partially in force as well, former professor of ISI Kolkata Abhirup Sarkar told that some economic activities had started during the month as well.
He told many skilled laborers had returned to the state because of the reverse migration and also the entrepreneurs started hiring them, whereas trading and manufacturing activities received a fillip.
Sarkar told the flip side of this drop in the unemployment rate is that people had been accepted low-paid jobs out of desperation as well.
As per the data, the unemployment rate in Gujarat was 2.8 percent in June and 2.1 percent in Andhra Pradesh.