Friday, August 31, 2012

Unemployment rate lowest in Gujarat

According to a survey conducted by the Union ministry of labour and employment's Chandigarh-based labour bureau, Gujarat has the lowest unemployment rate among all states across the country.

While India's jobless rate stood at 3.8% during the last fiscal, Gujarat showed lowest rate of 1%, says the report.

The unemployment rate at all India level stood at 3.8% while in rural and urban areas it was 3.4% and 5% respectively.

The report states that Gujarat has a very low unemployment rate among females in urban areas.

Under this survey, a sample of 1.28 lakh households was taken from all the districts of the country. Of this 81,430 families were from rural sector and remaining 46,868 households from urban sector.

At all India level, the female unemployment rate is estimated at 6.9% whereas for males, the rate during last fiscal stood at 2.9%.