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Unemployment rate at 9.4% in January-March 2021: NSO survey

NSO data: Joblessness drops in urban India but higher than pre-Covid level

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Joblessness, or the unemployment rate, is defined as the percentage of unemployed persons in the labour force, which is the sum of people who are working and those who are looking for work

Sanjeeb MukherjeeAgencies New Delhi
The unemployment rate in urban areas of the country for the people of all ages fell to 9.4 per cent in January-March 2021.

This was the lowest since the nationwide lockdown was imposed in March last year but was higher than the pre-pandemic levels of 9.1 per cent, showed the Periodic Labour Force survey by the National Statistical Office (NSO).

The unemployment rate in January-March 2020 was at 9.1 per cent in urban areas for people of all ages, the survey showed.

Joblessness, or the unemployment rate, is defined as the percentage of unemployed persons in the labour force, which

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First Published: Dec 01 2021 | 1:12 AM IST

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