Victor is able to get work only for two hours in a day. Rest of the day, he is looking for work. Is he unemployed ? Why ? What kind of Job could persons like victor do?

indian-economy
cbse

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(i) Yes, victor is an unemployed worker. He works for two hours a day but a major portion of the day he is looking for work and is unemployed. This implies that he is an underemployed worker.
(ii) The situation of underemployment refers to a situation in which a person gets work for lesser time than the time he actually can and wants to work.
(iii) According to the National Sample Survey statistics, a person who is employed for less than 28 hours in a weak is called underemployed. Victor could do jobs like delivering couriers, bank tellers, etc.