unemployment rate

Need to pivot fiscal policy towards job creation

The crisis perpetuates itself as sub-contractualisation of work even within the organised sector promotes insecurity among existing workers about their future.

published on : 29th January 2023

Mixed message from economy on New Year’s day

The unemployment rate in rural areas slipped to 7.44% in December from 7.55% in November.

published on : 2nd January 2023

Urban unemployment rises to 8 per cent in November, shows CMIE data

Experts attribute the rise in the unemployment rate to multiple factors including macro-economic environment.

published on : 2nd December 2022

Unemployment rate rises to three-month high at 8 per cent in November: CMIE

The unemployment rate in urban India was higher at 8.96 per cent, while in rural areas, it was at 7.55 per cent, the CMIE data showed on Thursday.

published on : 1st December 2022

Kerala government freezes decision to increase the retirement age

The Cabinet meeting on Wednesday made the decision. This follows widespread criticism against the decision in the backdrop of the high unemployment rate among youths. 

published on : 2nd November 2022

Joblessness peaks in India during festive season

The spike was driven by rural unemployment at 8.01%. Urban joblessness also remained high at 7.53% (See table). 

published on : 21st October 2022

Unemployment rate dips to 7.6 per cent in April-June 2022: NSO survey

Joblessness or unemployment rate is defined as the percentage of unemployed persons among the labour force.

published on : 31st August 2022

Urban unemployment rate in August breaches nine per cent mark

The Unemployment rate in India had come down to a six-month low in July at 6.80%, as against 7.80% in June, driven by a fall in rural unemployment.

published on : 16th August 2022

Unemployment rate falls to six month low of 6.8 per cent 

The urban unemployment rate in the month, however, has increased to 8.21% from 7.30% in June.

published on : 4th August 2022

Unemployment rate declining, says government in Rajya Sabha

The unemployment rate in rural areas has plummeted to 3.3 per cent in 2020-21 from 5 per cent (2018-19). It was 3.9 per cent in 2019-2020.

published on : 29th July 2022

Unemployment crisis cools off as joblessness rate dips in May 

The urban unemployment dropped 10.95 per cent  to 8.21 per cent in May and the rural unemployment fell 7.7 per cent in the same month to 6.62 per cent. 

published on : 2nd June 2022