12 May 2012

Unemployment Survey by NSSO

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Programme Implementation Shri Srikant Kumar Jena has said that Employment and Unemployment Surveys are generally conducted once in five years. 

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today he said, the last survey on the subject was conducted in NSS 66th round during July 2009-June 2010. Another survey on the subject is being conducted in NSS 68th round (July 2011-June2012). As per NSS 66th round the total number of unemployed in the age group of 18 to 25 years in the country according to usual status is estimated as 5.19 million. 

Rural and urban area-wise figures of unemployed in the above age-group are 3.10 and 2.09 million respectively. 

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