Hundreds of thousands of people have lost jobs in small businesses since a national sales tax was introduced in July 2017 [File: Mahesh Kumar/AP]

The unemployment rate in India has reached its highest in 45 years, according to a report in the Business Standard newspaper that cited an official survey withheld by the government.

The news comes only months before Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces a tough race in India’s general elections.


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