Unemployment rate of the Country 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2668
TO BE ANSWERED ON 11TH AUGUST, 2021

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OF THE COUNTRY 

2668. SHRI K.T.S.TULSI:

Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:

the details of unemployment rate of the country for major job-providing sectors for the last three years and first and second quarter of 2021?

Unemployment rate of the Country

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT 

(SHRI RAMESWAR TELI)

The data on employment/ unemployment is being collected through Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) conducted by National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) since 2017-18. The annual PLFS report covers the survey period from July to June. The latest available report is for the year 2019-20.

As per the results of annual Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) conducted during 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20, the estimated unemployment rate for persons of 15 years and above on usual status basis in the country is 6.0% , 5.8% and 4.8% respectively. Sector-wise share of employment as per PLFS 2019-20 is as under:

Broad industry division as per NIC 2008

2019-20

Agriculture

45.6

Mining & quarrying

0.3

Manufacturing

11.2

Electricity, water, etc

0.6

Construction

11.6

Trade, hotel & restaurant

13.2

Transport, storage & communications

5.6

Other services

11.9

All

100.0


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