Indian History

Labour Force as per NSSO Survey

About 55 per cent of the rural males, 25 per cent of the rural females, 56 per cent of the urban males and 16 per cent of the urban females were in the labour force in usual status (ps+ss).
Between NSS 66th round (2009-10) and 68th round (2011-12), labour force participation rate (LFPR) in usual status (ps+ss) for rural males and urban males remained at the same level, decreased by 1 percentage point for rural females and increased by about 1 percentage point for urban females.
Between NSS 50th round (1993-94) and 68th round (2011-12), the LFPR in usual status (ps+ss) decreased by 1 percentage point for rural males and by 8 percentage points for rural females. During this period, LFPR in usual status (ps+ss) increased by 2 percentage points for urban males and decreased by 1 percentage point for urban females.
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