Source | economictimes.indiatimes.com | PTI
BENGALURU: Seven out of ten (72 per cent) workers in Karnataka reported having lost their employment during the COVID-19-induced lockdown, according to findings of a survey by Azim Premji University, in collaboration with ten civil society organisations.
The university said in a statement it conducted “a detailed” phone survey of 5,000 workers across 12 states in the country, to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on employment, livelihoods, and access to government relief schemes
The survey covered self-employed, casual, and regular wage and salaried workers and it released the findings for Karnataka on Thursday. Seventy-six per cent of urban workers and 66 per cent of rural workers lost their employment, the survey findings said.
For non-agricultural self-employed workers and wage workers, who were still employed, average weekly earnings fell by two-third. More than four in ten salaried workers (44 per cent) saw either a reduction in their salary or received no salary during the lockdown.