Youngsters are believed to be relatively safer from illness by coronavirus, the possibility of their losing a job due to the consequent lockdown and economic crisis is very much higher. While the coronavirus pandemic hit India’s economy in the month of March, the country was already struggling with a prolonged slowdown for almost three years already with a major impact. Adding to the woes, the adverse impact of the slowdown had been disproportionately high on youngsters as compared to the adult . For millions of workers, no income means no food, no security and no future means it’s difficult for them to survive . As the pandemic and the jobs crisis evolve, the need to protect the most vulnerable debate becomes even more important for the peoples of India . Small traders, hawkers, daily wage earners are the people who have come back. They are the ones who could quickly get out and get into the labour market. Stressed under lockdown people now taking even low-paying jobs for which they are not satisfied earlier .
According to statistics compiled by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), a privately run data firm, 122 million Indians lost their jobs last month, with the unemployment rate which was 6.7 per cent on March 15 2020 , falling to near 24 per cent in April 2020 . As job losses escalate, nearly half of global workforce at risk of losing livelihoods in coming days . Millions of businesses around the world are barely breathing just by the name of few growth in their income . They have no savings or access to credit for their family security in coming future . These are the real faces of the world of work in India.
India will take 'years' to recover from this unemployment crisis which had taken many innocent livelihoods . India's massive work force is being hit hard by coronavirus pandemic since March 2020. As many as 21 million salaried jobs have been lost between April and August 2020. While salaried jobs are not lost easily, once lost they are also far more difficult to retrieve for better condition . Therefore, their ballooning numbers are a source of worry for many Indians . Salaried jobs were nearly 19 million short of their average in 2019-20 .They were 22% lower than their level in the last fiscal year as said in a post. These jobs take a long time to come back and that depends entirely on the pace of growth of the economy conditions .