The unemployment rate in India stood at 6 percent in the 2017-18 fiscal year, the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) of the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), showed. Unemployment Rate in India averaged 4.32 percent from 1983 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 8.30 percent in 1983 and a record low of 3.53 percent in 2011.

Unemployment Rate in India is expected to be 6.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the India Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 6.40 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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India Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.00 5.00 8.30 3.53 percent [+]
Employed Persons 29579.00 28999.00 29579.00 17491.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 44.85 48.26 48.26 5.10 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 49.80 50.40 63.70 49.80 percent [+]
Population 1283.60 1268.96 1283.60 359.00 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 19400.00 19200.00 19400.00 19200.00 INR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 10300.00 10100.00 10300.00 10100.00 INR/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 176.00 160.00 176.00 137.00 INR/Day [+]
Wages 272.19 255.65 272.19 3.87 INR/Day [+]
Wages High Skilled 43200.00 46200.00 47300.00 43200.00 INR/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 347.30 322.07 347.30 4.86 INR/Day [+]
Wages Low Skilled 10900.00 11300.00 13500.00 10900.00 INR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 23.70 23.10 23.70 22.90 percent [+]
Employment Rate 46.80 47.80 50.80 46.80 percent [+]


India Unemployment Rate

In India, the unemployment rate measures the number of people aged 15 and over actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - India Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. India Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.00 5.00 8.30 3.53 1983 - 2018 percent Yearly




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