Unemployment remains the top worry among urban Indians despite the economy rebounding, says an Ipsos survey. Joblessness, which has further increased by four per cent in 'worry levels', is the topmost worry followed by Covid-19, which again climbed by four per cent after witnessing a dip last month.
The top five worries of urban India in order are unemployment or joblessness, Covid-19, financial and political corruption, crime and violence and poverty and social equality, all tied at fourth position, to be followed by education.
"India is in the recovery mode, and while the job market is starting to look up, it is not keeping pace with the expectations. The pandemic was ruthless in job losses and job cuts. Further, India is amid the second wave of the pandemic. Some cities have reported fresh wave of infections which is leading to increased concern among urban Indians, even though the vaccination drive is catching speed," said Amit Adarkar, CEO, Ipsos India.
"For stability to set in, in terms of more jobs and tiding over the pandemic, while it will take time, at the same time, the solace of the vaccine is making Indians worry less of the nagging virus," he added.
Globally, citizens are most worried about Covid-19 though it has seen a significant dip over February. Other concerns include unemployment, poverty and social inequality, financial and political corruption, and crime and violence.