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Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
22 MAR 2021 3:39PM by PIB Delhi
Unemployment Rate

National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, has been conducting Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) since 2017. As per the second Annual Report  of PLFS (July 2018-June 2019) released in June,2020, the Labour force participation Rate(LFPR), Worker Population Ratio(WPR) and   Unemployment Rate(UR) according to usual status for persons of age 15 years and above at all India level (rural+urban) is 37.5%, 35.3% and 5.8% respectively.

Under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat RozgarYojana (ABRY) Scheme, being implemented to incentivize creation of new employment along with social security benefits and restoration of loss of employment during COVID-19 pandemic,   approximately 16.5 lakhs beneficiaries have registered themselves with the Scheme w.e.f 01.10.2020. Out of this, approximately 13.64 lakhs are new joinees with UAN generated on or after 01.10.2020 and approximately 2.86 lakhs are re-joinees who were rendered un-employed during covid pandemic from 01.03.2020 to 30.09.2020& rejoined from 01.10.2020 onwards.

This information was given by Minister of State (I/C) for Labour & Employment Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.