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Unemployment in India 2022, States Wise Rate Report

Unemployment in India 2022

Unemployment has been a major problem of India historically. But it has become more serious especially after the COVID-19 pandemic as it led to either shut down or slow down of economic activities. Gradually, with the containment of COVID-19, economy is returning to it’s path and unemployment rate is getting back to it’s previous state. However, even before COVID-19, unemployment rate was high in the country. This becomes more worrying as India is already among the fastest growing major economy.

Unemployment Rate in India 2022

The unemployment rate in India for people aged 15 years and above in urban areas declined to 7.6 per cent during April-June 2022 from 12.6 per cent a year ago, the National Statistical Office (NSO). In April-June 2021, the joblessness was high in the country mainly due to the impact of Covid-related restrictions. Unemployment Rate in India decreased to 6.40 percent in September from 8.30 percent in August of 2022 as per the report of Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy.

The unemployment rate is the percentage of working-age people (15 years and above) who are available for work but are not able to get a job.

Unemployment rate = [Total unemployed / Total Labour Force]

Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR): The underlying size of the labour force i.e. the percentage of working-age people demanding work varies over time and is measured by the Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR).

Unemployment Rate in India 2022 State Wise

Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy has released the recent estimate of state wise Unemployment rate in India. This has been shown in the table below:

States September 2022
Andhra Pradesh 4.8
Assam 0.4
Bihar 11.4
Chhattisgarh 0.1
Delhi 9.6
Goa 10.9
Gujarat 1.6
Haryana 22.9
Himachal Pradesh 9.2
Jammu & Kashmir 23.2
Jharkhand 12.2
Karnataka 3.8
Kerala 6.4
Madhya Pradesh 0.9
Maharashtra 4.0
Meghalaya 2.3
Odisha 2.9
Puducherry 7.3
Punjab 7.0
Rajasthan 23.8
Tamil Nadu 4.1
Telangana 8.3
Tripura 17.0
Uttar Pradesh 4.0
Uttarakhand 0.5
West Bengal 3.3

It is visible from the table that Rajasthan has the highest unemployment rate as of now.

Unemployment Day in India 2022

The Indian Youth Congress organized ‘Berojgari Melas’ across the country on September 17 to observe Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday as ‘unemployment day’.

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Unemployment in India 2022 – FAQs

Q. Which state has the highest unemployment report in the month of September?

Ans. Rajasthan has the highest unemployment rate in India.

Q. What is unemployment rate?

Ans. The unemployment rate is the percentage of working-age people (15 years and above) who are available for work but are not able to get a job.

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