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Periodic Labour Force Survey for 2022-23

Published: 20th Oct, 2023

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As per the latest Periodic Labour Force Survey for 2022-23, the unemployment rate for the youth in the age group 15-29 years eased to 10 per cent in 2022-23 from 12.4 per cent in 2021-22, around 24 states/UTs.

Highlights of the survey:

  • Youth unemployment rate, especially for females, went up as high as over 40 per cent in 2022-23 (July-June) for Kerala, Goa, Lakshadweep, and Andaman & Nicobar Island.
  • For Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, the youth unemployment rate for females stood at 6.1 per cent and 3.9 per cent, respectively in 2022-23.
  • With around 22 states/UTs including Goa, Haryana, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh recording a higher unemployment rate than the national average of 3.2 per cent in 2022-23 (July-June).
  • In the urban areas, unemployment rate for youth stood at 17.6 per cent as against 18.9 per cent in the year-ago period.
  • Employment of both males and females, however, increased in self-employed categories such as own account worker, helper in household enterprise

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