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Which one is a better indicator for depicting the problem of joblessness -- Proportion Unemployed or Unemployment Rate?

17-18. A recent article by Dr. Vikas Rawal and Prachi Bansal, however, points out that in order to understand the problem of joblessness in the country it is better to consider the indicator 'Worker-Population Ratio' (WPR), which is also known as the 'Work Participation Rate' for the age-group 15-59 years (according to usual status) instead of the indicator 'unemployment rate'. It should be noted that the indicator ‘Proportion Unemplo

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Muslim working proportion lowest among communities -Abantika Ghosh

ng to an unstarred question in the Lok Sabha Thursday. Quoting from the census data, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi informed the House that Hindus and Christians have a Worker-Population Ratio of 41 and 41.9 respectively, for Buddhists the figure is 43.1, for Sikhs it is 36.3 while for Jains it is 35.5. For Muslims the figure was lowest at 32.6. “As per NSS 68th round report of National Sample Survey Office (NSS

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Opinion: India, Where Have All the Women Gone? -N Chandra Mohan

necessarily hold for urban India. Incomes have been rising in the towns and cities as well. Female enrolment in school and colleges, too, has been on an uptrend in recent decades. Even so, female Worker-Population Ratios in urban areas have not followed the downtrend in rural India. Roughly, 14 to 15 per cent of women were working in urban areas in 1983 and this proportion broadly held in 2011-12. In contrast to rural India, the urban story is

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Jobless rate in India pegged at 9.4%

cts of 28 states and union territories except the North Eastern states, a government release said today. It also revealed that out of 1,000 persons employed, 439 persons were self-employed. The Worker-Population Ratio was estimated at 325 persons per 1,000 persons. A total of 45,859 household schedules were canvassed during the survey, out of which 24,653 were in rural areas and 21,206 are in urban areas. Another finding that emerged out

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