19 Dec 2013

NSSO Report on Unemployment

Reliable estimates of employment and unemployment are obtained through labour force surveys conducted by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.  
As per the results of the two most recent surveys conducted during 2009-10 and 2011-12, estimated employment rate on usual status basis in the country has declined from 39.2 percent in 2009-10 to 38.6 percent in 2011-12 State-wise details of employment rate on usual status basis are at Annex-I.

To promote creation of more jobs in order to reduce unemployment, Government has taken variety of steps like encouraging private investment in various sectors of economy, fast tracking various approvals for projects involving substantial investment and increasing public expenditure on schemes like
 Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA), SwaranajayantiShahariRozgarYojana (SJSRY); 
Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP); 
Swarnajayanti Gram SwarozgarYojana (SGSY) now restructured as  National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), 
besides entrepreneurial development programmes run by the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.
 To increase employability, Government is also focusing on skill development in a big way and has set up National Skill Development Agency to coordinate action among Central Ministries in this context.

       This information was given by Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri  Kodikunnil Suresh in the Lok  Sabha today in reply to a written question.

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