Urban Unemployment Rate Drops To 9.3% In Jan-Mar 2019: Govt Data
Urban Unemployment Rate Drops To 9.3% In Jan-Mar 2019: Govt Data
The data does not contain comparable figure for the year-ago period of January-March 2018

New Delhi: Amid criticism over high joblessness rate, a survey by the National Statistical Office (NSO) on Saturday showed that urban unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level in four quarters at 9.3 percent during January-March 2019.

The quarterly bulletin of Periodic Labour Force Survey by the NSO, released on Saturday, does not contain comparable figure for January-March 2018. The NSO, which is a wing of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, stated in the bulletin that the urban unemployment rate (UR) was 9.9 percent in April-June 2018, 9.7 percent in July-September 2018 and 9.9 percent in October-December 2018.

The first quarterly bulletin for the quarter ending December 2018 was brought out in May 2019. This bulletin for the March 2019 quarter is the second in the series.

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November 24, 2019