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A Hindu woman dries a cloth at the confluence of the Ganges River and the Bay of Bengal at Sagar Island, about 150 km from Kolkata. | Photograph: Jayanta Shaw
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500,000 jobs lost in 3 months in India

February 4, 2009

Over 500,000 people were rendered jobless between October to December 2008 due to the recession, according to the latest government study.

The findings are part of a first of its kind survey conducted by the Labour Bureau of ministry of Labour and Employment as part of a study on the effect of economic slowdown on employment in India.

A sample size of 2,581 units covering 20 centres across 11 states was taken up for the survey.

PTI

Image: A Hindu woman dries a cloth at the confluence of the Ganges River and the Bay of Bengal at Sagar Island, about 150 km from Kolkata. | Photograph: Jayanta Shaw

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