Which Indian states have the highest and lowest employment rates? Here is the official data – Trak.in – Indian Business of Tech, Mobile & Startups

One of the key indicators for judging a country’s stature and well-being is its unemployment rate. According to unemployment rate data released by the Center for Indian Economic Monitoring (CMIE), the overall employment rate in India is 6.8%. This figure is 7.8% for urban India while it is 6.3% for rural India.

Now, although the unemployment rate is self-explanatory, let us see the technical details of the same. So, who do we call unemployed?

A person over the age of 15, willing to work but unable to obtain the same. Thus, the unemployment rate can be understood as the percentage of the working-age population that wants to work but cannot get it.

Thus, someone who does not want a job cannot be considered unemployed, the “wish” part is important. To be counted as unemployed, they must not only be part of the legal labor force, but also be unable to obtain it.

The unemployment rate then corresponds to the proportion of people who are unable to find a job when they are of working age and have a demanding job.

Haryana has the highest rate, Chhattisgarh has the lowest rate

Now, when looking by state, then Haryana has the highest unemployment rate of 37.3%. With only 0.4%, Chhattisgarh has the lowest unemployment rate.

Although both figures are astonishing, let’s take an in-depth look at what makes Chhattisgarh the lowest unemployment state.

According to government data, the population of the state is 3.21 crore. Of the total, tribes such as Gond, Kanwar and Uraon constitute 30.6%.

Several employment programs for its young people have been launched by the government. According to the CMIE, this is in line with the central government’s Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

Despite the country’s unemployment rate of 7.8%, it is the schemes that are working wonders in the state.

Sanjeev Prashar, a senior professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Raipur, said that “as part of the overriding objective of reviving the economy, the economy, the state government has created new opportunities for employment through the implementation of programs such as Godhan Nyay Yojana, the constitution of Tea-Coffee Council, equal status of fisheries and agriculture production, Millet Mission and commercial planting”.

Moreover, when considering both urban and rural areas, the rate is high in urban areas. According to experts, this can be attributed to reasons such as lack of job opportunities, reluctance of employers to hire more and increased risk aversion among workers in crowded areas.

Also, there are no MNREGA-type programs for urban workers in India.

Unemployment rate by state

States (India) August 22
Andhra Pradesh 6
Bihar 12.8
Chhattisgarh 0.4
delhi 8.2
Goa 13.7
Gujarat 2.6
Haryana 37.3
Himachal Pradesh 7.3
Jammu and Kashmir 32.8
Jharkhand 17.3
Karnataka 3.5
Kerala 6.1
Madhya Pradesh 2.6
Maharashtra 2.2
Meghalaya 2
Odisha 2.6
Pondicherry 5.2
Punjab 7.4
Rajasthan 31.4
Tamil Nadu 7.2
Telangana 6.9
Tripura 16.3
Uttar Pradesh 3.9
West Bengal 7.4

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