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The employment challenge in Andhra

The unemployment rate in Andhra Pradesh was significantly lower among people with lower levels of education

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The employment numbers suggest that a bulk of the workforce of Andhra Pradesh is poorly educated

Mahesh Vyas & Natasha Somayya
Andhra Pradesh faces a grave problem of high unemployment among the most educated people in the state. The unemployment rate in Andhra Pradesh stood at 6.15 per cent in September-December 2022. However, the unemployment rate among those who completed at least a graduation (henceforth referred to simply as graduates) was a whopping 35.1 per cent. In fact, over 73 per cent of the unemployed people in Andhra Pradesh were graduates.
Data for this analysis is from the 27th Wave of CMIE’s Consumer Pyramids Ho­u­s­ehold Survey during September-Decem­ber 2022. The Andhra Pradesh responses during this period were from 5,897 households.
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First Published: Apr 17 2023 | 11:59 PM IST

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