Why is Hashtag National Unemployment Day Trending on Modi's Birthday?

Why is Hashtag National Unemployment Day Trending on Modi's Birthday?
National Unemployment Day Trending on Modi's Birthday

While the whole country is celebrating the 72nd birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a certain category of netizens is celebrating National Unemployment Day on Twitter.

They are back with the #राष्ट्रीय_बेरोजगार_दिवस to highlight the failure of the present government in providing employment to India's youth.

But, why today?

Why is #NationalUnemploymentDay Trending Today?

unemployment rate in india

Three years ago, the Youth Congress unit marked this day as Berojgar Diwas to encircle the Modi Government on the employment issue. And for this, they have chosen the occasion of PM Modi's birthday.

They hold discussions and protest on this day through campaigns and protests on social media platforms. Also, their objective is to post more than a crore of tweets on Twitter.

See the posts here:

What Does the Data Say on Current Unemployment Rate in India?

According to data by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, this rate is 8.28 percent currently for August month. But, the overall rate is 7.1 percent, 8.1 percent for urban areas, and 6.6 percent for rural areas.  

The NSO report says the rate has dropped to 7.6 percent from 12.6 percent as recorded last year. This figure is only for April-June 2022 session and covers people living in urban areas.  

State-Wise Unemployment Rate

state with highest unemployment rate

Haryana tops the list of states with the highest unemployment rate in India followed by Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, and Tripura. 

In this regard, Chattisgarh is the state with the least rate of unemployment. As per Knoema, the rate is fluctuating for Madhya Pradesh state and currently, it is 2.61 percent. It has declined from September 2021 to August 2022. 

Here's the state-wise report of other states for August 2022:

  1. Andhra Pradesh 6.0
  2. Bihar 12.8
  3. Chhattisgarh 0.4
  4. Delhi 8.2
  5. Goa 13.7
  6. Gujarat 2.6
  7. Haryana 37.3
  8. Himachal Pradesh 7.3
  9. Jammu & Kashmir 32.8
  10. Jharkhand 17.3
  11. Karnataka 3.5
  12. Kerala 6.1
  13. Madhya Pradesh 2.6
  14. Maharashtra 2.2
  15. Meghalaya 2.0
  16. Odisha 2.6
  17. Puducherry 5.2
  18. Punjab 7.4
  19. Rajasthan 31.4
  20. Tamil Nadu 7.2
  21. Telangana 6.9
  22. Tripura 16.3
  23. Uttar Pradesh 3.9
  24. West Bengal 7.4

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