The assessment by the NSSO conducted between July 2017-June 2018, showed the unemployment rate stood at 6.1 per cent, the highest since 1972-73, according to a media report.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over employment generation, saying he promised two crore jobs, but five years later a “leaked job creation report card” has revealed a “national disaster.”

In a tweet, Mr. Gandhi also asserted that it was time for the Prime Minister to go.

“NoMo Jobs! The Fuhrer promised us 2 Cr jobs a year. 5 years later, his leaked job creation report card reveals a National Disaster. Unemployment is at its highest in 45 yrs. 6.5 Cr youth are jobless in 2017-18 alone.Time for NoMo2Go,” he tweeted with the hashtag ‘HowsTheJobs’