Indian History

Unemployment Rate-NSSO Survey

The unemployment rate (UR) in usual status (ps+ss) was about 2 per cent for both males and females in rural areas, 3 per cent for urban males and 5 per cent for urban females.
The unemployment rate in current weekly status (CWS) was about 3 per cent for rural males, 4 per cent for rural females, 4 per cent for urban males and 7 per cent for urban females.
The unemployment rate in current daily status (CDS) was about 6 per cent for both males and females in rural areas, 5 per cent for urban males and 8 per cent for urban females.
Between 2009-10 and 2011-12, the unemployment rate in usual status (ps+ss) remained invariant for rural males, rural females and urban males while it decreased by about 1 percentage point for urban females.
Among persons of age 15 years and above, other than urban males, the unemployment rate for the educated (level of education: secondary and above) was higher than that among those, whose education level was lower than secondary. The unemployment rates for the educated in usual status (ps+ss) were about 4 per cent, 10 per cent, 4 per cent and 10 per cent for rural males, rural females, urban males and urban females, respectively.
The unemployment rate among the youth (age: 15-29 years) was much higher as compared to that in the overall population. The unemployment rates among the youth in usual status (ps+ss) were about 5 per cent, 5 per cent, 8 per cent and 13 per cent for rural males, rural females, urban males and urban females, respectively.
The unemployment rates in usual status (ps+ss) among the educated youth (age: 15-29 years and level of education: secondary and above) were 8.1 per cent, 15.5 per cent, 11.7 per cent and 19.8 per cent for rural males, rural females, urban males and urban females, respectively.
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