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India's unemployment at record high amid tough COVID-19 lockdown

Overseas returnees face bleak job market as layoffs devastate workforce

India's migrant workers have been hit especially hard during the lockdown, with many forced to return to villages far from workplaces in the cities.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- More than 120 million workers in India, most of them small traders and daily wage earners, lost jobs in April as economic activity all but ceased after the new coronavirus pandemic forced a nationwide lockdown.

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