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Urban Unemployment Dips to 8.7%

Published on May 07, 2022
Current Context: NSO, released the urban Unemployment data for the last quarter of Dec 2021.
Urban Unemployment Dips to 8.7%
  • As per the labour force participation survey conducted by the National statical office, the urban Unemployment has improved to 8.7%, from 9.8% last quarter (Sept 2021).
  • Labour force participation survey is conducted for people above the age of 15 years, obeying the mandate of Article 24 of the Indian Constitution that prohibits employing children below 14 years of age.
  • Following COVID 19 pandemic, India saw industries shutting down on a massive scale thus contributing to huge job loss.

Question:

Q.1 What is the unemployment rate as per NSO for the last quarter of Dec 2021?
a. 8.7%
b. 9.8%
c. 9.6%
d. 9.2%
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