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NSO Releases 15th Quarterly PLFS Report

Published on September 02, 2022
Current Context: The 15th quarterly Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) was released by the National Statistical Organization (NSO).
NSO Releases 15th Quarterly PLFS Report
  • As per the NSO, the Unemployment Rate in India for people in urban areas declined to 7.6% during Q1 FY23 from 12.6% a year ago.
  • The unemployment rate among males in urban areas dipped to 7.1% in Q1 FY23 compared to 12.2% a year ago. Whereas for females has fallen to 9.5% compared to 14.3% last year.
  • The Labour Force Participation Ratio (LFPR) in Current Weekly Status (CWS) also saw an improvement in urban areas, clocking 47.5% in Q1 FY23, from 46.8% in Q1 FY22.
  • NSO is the statistical wing of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI) and consists of the Central Statistical Office (CSO), and the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO).
  • Note: All the above data was calculated by the NSO taking into account the population of 15 years of age and more.


Q.1 The Unemployment Rate for the Q1 of FY23 was?
a. 8.8%
b. 7.6%
c. 9.3%
d. 7.1%

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