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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.

Question:

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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