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India's youth unemployment 13%, ninth highest among top 20 economies, though GDP growth highest in world

By Our Representative
India's 13% youth are unemployed, if a recent social media monitor, Spectator Index, is any indication. This 9th highest among a group of 20 countries which has been selected as worst performers as far as youth unemployment goes.
While it is lower than South Africa (54%), Greece (42%), Spain (34%), Italy (33%), Iran (28%), France (20%), Turkey (17%), and Belgeum, it is higher than UK and Canada (both 12%), Australia, Ireland (11%), Poland (11%), Norway (9.7%), US (8.9%), Vietnam (7.3%), Netherlands (7.2%), Germany (6.2%) and Japan (3.8%).
Ironically, the poor performance of youth unemployment comes even as India experienced higher GDP growth in 2018, 7.2%, followed by Bangladesh and China 7% and 6.6% respectively. Pakistan's GDP growth this year is 5.4%, Indonesia's 5.3%, Ireland's 4.5%, Iran's 4%, and so on.
Yet another figure released simultaneously shows that the minimum wage, per hour, for 2018, is the lowest in India among 18 top world economies. Thus, it is $14.5 in Australia, the best performing country, $10.6 in Germany, $10.5 in UK, $8.1 in Canada, $7.2 in US, $6.5 in Japan, $1.7 in Brazil, $0.8 in China, $0.6 in Russia, it is just $0.3 in India.

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