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Usual Principal Status Unemployment is measured in :
1. Number of persons who did not find even an hour of work during the survey week
2. Number of persons who remained unemployed for a major part of the year
3. Number of persons who did not find work in a day or some days during the survey week
4. None of the above

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Number of persons who remained unemployed for a major part of the year

The correct answer is Number of persons who remained unemployed for a major part of the year.

  • Usual Principal Status (UPS) is one of the approaches of Measure of Unemployment in India.
  • The usual Principal Status (UPS) approach relates to the activity status of a person during the 365 days preceding the date of the survey.
    • The activity status on which a person has spent a relatively long time (183 days or more) during the period is considered the usual principal activity status of the person.
    • A person unemployed under this approach indicates chronic unemployment.
  • The Usual Status captures long-term unemployment in the economy.
  • For example, if an individual reports as having worked and sought/available for work for seven months during the year or having sought or available for work for seven months then h/she is classified as being in the Labour Force.

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