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informal economy

Estimating the work and livelihood losses in the urban informal economy due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and nationwide lockdown

The ongoing lockdown due to the pandemic crisis has compounded the challenges for the workers in the informal sector. This article provides evidence from the official data sources like the Periodic Labour Force Survey on the estimates of informal workers put of employment. It estimates the number of most vulnerable informal workers in urban areas by three ways (i) the most affected sectors; (ii) status of work and (iii) vulnerable occupations, where they are engaged in urban areas.