It is not right to compare the two data sets, this data is not verified.
The Niti Aayog is of the view that high growth can not take place without a rise in employment as there has been a decline in private investment and no significant improvement in productivity.
The delay in its release of the report led to two National Statistical Commission (NSC) members, including the acting chairman, resigning from their posts earlier this week alleging the government had withheld the release despite its approval by the NSC.
Kumar said employment data is seasonal and so the comparison of quarterly data has to be on a yearly basis, that is, data for October-December 2018 needs to be compared with October-December 2017 and that this new survey should not be compared with earlier versions of NSSO surveys.
But the government think-tank NITI Aayog said the report was only a draft and that a final version would be published in March.
UK Parliament rips up Brexit deal, sends May back to talks
She told her Cabinet in the weekly meeting she is ready to return to Brussels and seek legally-binding changes to the backstop. The DUP says it will back a Brexit compromise both Conservative remainers and leavers support.
He said the country was creating more than 7 million jobs a year, enough for "new entrants" joining the workforce.
The government declined to confirm or deny the findings contained in the report.
The National Sample Survey Office's (NSSO's) periodic labour force survey (PLFS), according to the Business Standard newspaper, states that unemployment was last this high in 1972-73.
"One is, there is a totally jobless growth in the country; the second narrative is saying that there is a sufficient number of jobs being created; and the third narrative is we are creating jobs but not creating adequate number of good jobs". It was meant to increase the share of domestic manufacturing from 17 percent of gross domestic product to about 25 percent and create jobs for an estimated 1.2 million youth entering the market. "You can not be growing at 7.2% and saying that there are no jobs being created in the economy", he said. Earlier this month, the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, a leading independent think-tank, said the country lost as many as 11 million jobs previous year.
The survey comes a month after the All India Manufacturers' Organisation released a report that said 3.5 million jobs had been lost since 2016.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala joined his party chief in slamming the government over the allegedly high unemployment rate.
India's former chief statistician Pronab Sen said the NSC should approve the report. Promise of 2 crore jobs turned out to be a cruel joke. That was the highest since 1972/73, the period for which the data are comparable, the newspaper reported, citing documents it had reviewed. "India does not want a Government that has left the future of our youth in jeopardy", Surjewala said on Twitter.