Is there any relationship between unemployment and poverty? Explain.
Poverty and unemployment usually go together. Those who fail to get employment become a burden on the limited family income and thus, depress already low levels of consumption. Therefore, many programmes which aims at removing poverty provide an employment opportunities to the poor like Prime Minister’s Rozgar Yojana, Swama Jayanti Shahri Rozgar Yojana, etc. Most of the urban poor are either unemployed or intermittently employed as casual labourers. Casual labourers are among the most vulnerable in society as they have no job security, no assets, limited skills. Sparse opportunities and no surplus to sustain them. Poverty is, therefore, closely related to unemployment.