The Annual Report to the people of India on Employment, Ministry of Labour and Employment, July, 2010, (http://labour.nic.in/Report_to_People.pdf) follows a macro framework for analysing emerging employment and labour market situations during the next 5 to 10 years. The report is based mainly on secondary sources of data. Demographic information is obtained from Census of India and information on labour market is based on the employment and unemployment surveys conducted by National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO). According to the report:
Overall, there is not a significant difference between the sexes when it comes to global unemployment rates but the female rate is consistently slightly higher than the male. The female unemployment rate in 2009 was 7.0 per cent compared to the male rate of 6.3 percent. Also at the country level, the majority of countries have higher unemployment rates for females than males (113 countries out of 152) and 30 countries showed female rates that exceeded male rates by more than 5 percentage points.