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Urban joblessness up in six states in July-Sept 2019, Gujarat worst hit

Sharpest decline in unemployment rate was seen in Haryana, from 11.5% in April-June 2019 to 7.5% in July-September 2019

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The unemployment rate touched at a peak of 27.1 per cent on May 5, 2020, when the country was in full lockdown

Somesh Jha New Delhi
Six states saw rising joblessness in cities in July-September 2019, even as the overall unemployment rate in the country declined to 8.4 per cent, compared to 8.9 per cent in the previous quarter, official data released on Monday showed.

The six states were: Gujarat, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, according to the periodic labour force survey of urban areas for the period July-September 2019.

The highest spike in the urban unemployment rate was seen in Gujarat where it rose 1.3 percentage points to 4.3 per cent – possibly due to a lower base effect. It was followed

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First Published: Oct 20 2020 | 2:14 PM IST

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