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Unemployment rate fell in 2021-22

The rate of unemployment has declined the most for urban women and the least for rural women

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Mahesh Vyas
The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) released, on February 24, 2023, the fourth Annual Report of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS). The survey was conducted from July 2021 through June 2022. This is India’s official labour survey. Its results differ from estimates from the privately conducted Consumer Pyramids House­hold Survey (CPHS) of CMIE.

The PLFS measures labour statistics using two definitions — the usual status (US) and the current weekly status (CWS). The usual status could classify a person to be employed during a year if the person was emp­lo­yed in a “subsidiary” activity for only 30
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First Published: Feb 27 2023 | 11:59 PM IST

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