Labour, Jobs and Employment – Harmonization of labour laws, gender gap, unemployment, etc.

NSSO data on unemployment

  1. Statistics: In urban areas, the unemployment rate had reduced from 4.5% in 2004-05 to 3.4% in 2011-12
  2. In rural areas, the rate has been stable at around 1.7 per cent during this period
  3. Self-employment is the major source of income for almost half the households, across all religious groups, in rural areas, followed by casual labour
  4. Christians have the highest rate of unemployment in both rural and urban areas in 2011-12
  5. Reason: Christians are economically better off, so they have the capacity to be unemployed as they look for the right job
  6. Christians are also the most educated group, hence unemployment rate is higher among them
  1. Statistics: In urban areas, the unemployment rate had reduced from 4.5% in 2004-05 to 3.4% in 2011-12
  2. In rural areas, the rate has been stable at around 1.7 per cent during this period
  3. Self-employment is the major source of income for almost half the households, across all religious groups, in rural areas, followed by casual labour
  4. Christians have the highest rate of unemployment in both rural and urban areas in 2011-12
  5. Reason: Christians are economically better off, so they have the capacity to be unemployed as they look for the right job
  6. Christians are also the most educated group, hence unemployment rate is higher among them
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