India Unemployment Rate : The unemployment rate in urban India dropped to 8.2% in the January-March quarter of 2021-22

Unemployment rate in urban India fell to 8.2% in January-March quarter 2021-22 for the third straight month from 8.7% in October-December quarter, 9.8% in July-September quarter and 12, 6% in the April-June quarter after the second wave of the pandemic subsided. In the corresponding quarter of 2020-21, it was 9.3%.

The quarterly labor force survey released by the Department of Statistics and Program Implementation on Thursday showed that the urban male unemployment rate was 7.7% during the period, while the urban female unemployment rate was higher at 10.1%, maintaining the trend of recent quarters .

The unemployment rate or unemployment rate (UR) is defined as the percentage of unemployed in the labor force.

According to the survey, the quarterly labor force participation rate for all ages remained the same at 47.3% in the January-March quarter, compared to 46.9% in the July-September quarter and 46.8% in the April-June quarter of 2021. The Activity rate was 47.5% in the corresponding quarter of 2020-21.

Employed persons according to CWS are the average employed or unemployed persons in one week before the survey date. LFPR is defined as the percentage of the population in the labor force.

The report further states that the working class population ratio (WPR) was 43.4% in the last quarter of 2021-22, slightly higher than 43.2% in the previous quarter, 42.3% in the July-September quarter of 2021 and 40, 9% April-June Quarter. The employment rate was 42.4% in the corresponding quarter of 2020-21.

At the all-India level, a total of 5,714 FSUs (UFS blocks) were surveyed in the urban areas in the January-March quarter of 2021. The number of urban households surveyed was 44,778 and the number of people surveyed was 1,73,091 in urban areas.

NSO introduced PLFS in April 2017. The Current Week Status (CWS) Unemployment Estimates give an average picture of unemployment over a short 7-day period during the survey period.

In the CWS approach, a person is considered unemployed if they have not worked even one hour on any day during the week, but have sought or been available for at least one hour of work each day during the period.

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