Indian History

Labour Bureau Survey

As per Fourth Annual Employment-Unemployment Survey 2013-14, Labour Bureau, the Unemployment Rate (UR) for persons aged 15 years and above according to Usual Principal Status (UPS) is 4.7 per cent in rural areas and 5.5 per cent in urban areas. The total UR reported is 4.9 per cent. The Labour Bureau survey figures are much higher than the all India unemployment rates arrived at by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO, 2011-12), which reported URs of 2.3 per cent for rural areas, 3.8 per cent for urban areas and 2.7 per cent for India as a whole.