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Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
03-September-2012 16:08 IST
Shortage of Employment Opportunities

            Reliable estimates of employment and unemployment are obtained through quinquennial labour force surveys conducted by National Sample Survey Office.  Last   such survey was conducted during 2009-10. Based on the results of the survey, the unemployment rate in the country including Hindi speaking areas on usual status basis was 2.3 per cent.  The details of Worker Population Ratio for all persons according to usual status approach during 2009-10 are annexed.

            Such information is not maintained centrally.

            Government of India has been making constant efforts through normal growth process and implementing various employment generation programmes, such as, Swarana Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY); Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP); Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) besides entrepreneurial development programmes run by the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.

 

            The Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge gave this information in a written  reply  in  Lok  Sabha today.

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Annex

Workers Population Ratio (per 1000) for all persons according to usual status approach for each State/ Union Territory

                                            

State/UT

Worker Population Ratio

(per thousand)

2009-10

Andhra Pradesh 

476

Arunachal Pradesh 

383

Assam 

363

Bihar

280

Chhattisgarh

419

Delhi

331

Goa

337

Gujarat

424

Haryana

385

Himachal Pradesh

499

Jammu & Kashmir

411

Jharkhand

326

Karnataka

456

Kerala

377

Madhya Pradesh

403

Maharashtra

443

Manipur

349

Meghalaya

454

Mizoram

460

Nagaland

380

Orissa

402

Punjab 

382

Rajasthan

409

Sikkim

437

Tamilnadu

448

Tripura

379

Uttarakhand

407

Uttar Pradesh

335

West Bengal

386

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

399

Chandigarh

342

Dadra & Nagar Hevali

318

Daman & Diu

384

Lakshadweep

415

Puducherry

414

All-India

392