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Meghalaya ranks third-lowest unemployment rate in India

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Meghalaya reported the third lowest unemployment rate in India at 1.5%. This data was released by independent think-tank Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE).

Meghalaya on the top of the chart

Telangana reported the lowest unemployment rate at 0.7% in January, followed by Gujarat (1.2%), Meghalaya and Odisha (1.8%). However, Haryana had the highest unemployment rate at 23.4%, followed by Rajasthan at 18.9%.

India’s unemployment rate witnessed a sharp decline to 6.57% in January, the lowest since March 2021. As the country slowly recovers with the easing of restrictions following a decline in Omicron cases, according to CMIE. For more update on the employment survey go to the official website of Ministry of Labour and Employment.

While unemployment in urban India stood at 8.16% in January, in rural areas it was the lowest at 5.84%. In December, the unemployment rate in India stood at 7.91%, with urban at 9.30% and rural at 7.28%, it added.

CMIE had estimated the number of unemployed in India as of December 2021 at 5.3 crore, of which a huge proportion were women. It also said 3.5 crore people were actively looking for work in December 2021, of which 23% or 80 lakh were women. (PTI)

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