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Employment Lag

B L Maheshwari Progiamme Targets and Operating Tasks S K Bhattacharyya Corporate Reporting Practices Tilak Shankar Measurement of Training Effectiveness C K Prahalad Employment Lag AS an absolute index of the state of employment and unemployment in different parts of the country, registration in the live registers of the employment exchanges do not convey much. One can register even when one is nominally employed. One can register at more than one location. At the other end, one may be unemployed and yet not bother to register. However, on the assumption that the order of distortions introduced by these factors remains stable over time, by reading off data on registrations in the employment exchanges at successive periods, one can reach a judgment on whether the magnitude of unemployment is growing or shrinking, and roughly by what extent. A news agency has gone round the employment exchanges in the different states and has collated data on the most recent trends in registrations. Most of the data relate to changes in the 12-month period ending with the second or third quarter of the current year, although, in the case of a few states, the period covered is somewhat different. Barring Gujarat and Kerala, where it has declined over the 12 months covered, in each of the other states the number of registration would seem to have jumped, in some instances very sharply. For example, in Mysore, the increase works out to 37 per cent, in Bihar 31 per cent, in Maharashtra 30 per cent, in Haryana 29 per cent, in Orissa 15 per cent and so on.

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