The National Sample Survey Office has conducted a nation wide survey where the report was ready in December previous year but the government had no intention to release it ahead of the Lok Sabha elections of 2019.
Refusing to comment on the content of the news report, he said the government will release its employment report by March after collating quarter-on-quarter data.
Modi came to power in 2014 promising to galvanise the economy and boost employment prospects for the millions of young Indians entering the job market each year.
Now, the Business Standard report said that joblessness stood at 7.8% in urban areas compared with 5.3% in rural areas.
The rate of joblessness among the rural males in the age group of 15 to 29 years jumped more than three times to 17.4 per cent in 2017-18 compared to 5 per cent in 2011-12, the statement said.
This is allegedly the same report that was reportedly vetted by the two independent members of the National Statistical Commission (NSC), including the acting chairman, who resigned on Monday because the government decided not to make the data public.
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The country's unemployment rate surged to over 6 per cent in 2017-18, the highest since 1972-73, according to the National Sample Survey Office's (NSSO) periodic labour force survey (PLFS), said an official who was part of the deliberations for the survey's approval in December.
After the chaotic launch of a national sales tax in July 2017, hundreds of thousands have lost jobs in small businesses.
He also debunked claims of jobless growth, saying how can a country grow at an average of 7 per cent without employment.
The government declined to confirm or deny the findings contained in the report. "We saw (it) during the UPA regime and now this NSSO data shows the same for the current government", said Shyam Sundar. With their departure the body is left with just Chief Statistician Pravin Srivastava and plan body NITI Aayog's Amitabh Kant.
The government has questioned the report, saying it was "not verified".
The Niti Aayog is of the view that high growth can not take place without a rise in employment as there has been a decline in private investment and no significant improvement in productivity.
The survey comes a month after the All India Manufacturers' Organisation released a report that said 3.5 million jobs had been lost since 2016.
"The anti-social activities, they have risen in many places. Whether roadside violence, theft, robbery, black-marketing, prostitution, all kinds of things", said Mr Abhijit Dasgupta, professor of sociology at the University of Delhi.