Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) (October – December 2020)

Unemployment rate for all ages in urban areas rose to 10.3 per cent in October-December 2020 as compared to 7.9 per cent in the corresponding months a year ago, showed a periodic labour force survey by the National Statistical Office (NSO). Joblessness or unemployment rate (UR) is defined as the percentage of unemployed persons in the labour force. The UR for all ages in urban areas was 13.3 per cent in July-September 2020, the ninth Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) showed. As per the survey, labour force participation rate for all ages in urban areas was 37.3 per cent in October-December quarter of 2020, up from 37.2 per cent in the same period a year ago. It was 37 per cent in July-September 2020.

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