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According to NSSO 61st round data, unemployment at current daily status in rural as well as urban areas is nearly
1. 8%
2. 5%
3. 2%
4. 15%

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The correct answer is 8%.

  • One of the important surveys conducted regularly by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) is the quinquennial survey on employment unemployment.
  • The first such survey was done during September 1972 - October 1973 corresponding to the 27th round of NSSO.
  • The seventh such all-India survey on the situation of employment and unemployment in India was carried out as a part of the 61st round of the NSSO during the period July 2004 to June 2005.
  • In this survey, a nationwide enquiry was conducted to provide estimates on various characteristics pertaining to employment and unemployment in India and some characteristics associated with them at the national and state levels.
  • Information on various facets of employment and unemployment in India was collected through a schedule of enquiry (schedule 10).

  • An unemployment rate is the number of people unemployed per 1000 persons in the labour force.
  • According to usual status (PS+SS), the unemployment rate in rural areas is 17% and 45% in urban areas.
  • The unemployment rates for females are found to be higher than that for males and highest among urban females.
  • The unemployment rates according to the current daily status (CDS) approach are higher than the rates obtained according to the usual status approach and weekly status approach, thereby indicating a high degree of intermittent unemployment

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