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Monthly Weekly
Month Unemployment Rate (%)
  India Urban Rural
Jun 2017 3.80 4.47 3.47
May 2017 3.98 4.77 3.59
Apr 2017 3.89 4.25 3.71
Mar 2017 4.71 5.86 4.11
Feb 2017 5.06 6.47 4.32
Jan 2017 5.97 7.73 5.08
Dec 2016 6.43 7.74 5.75
Nov 2016 6.55 7.75 5.92
Oct 2016 6.75 7.62 6.30
Sep 2016 8.46 9.73 7.83
Aug 2016 9.62 11.20 8.82
Jul 2016 8.57 11.16 7.21

Unemployment falls further

On 24 July 2017, the 30-day moving average of all India unemployment rate stood at 3.33 per cent, witnessing a decline of 3 basis points over the four day period beginning on 20th July. This was due to a decline in both rural and urban unemployment.

Rural unemployment, as observed through the 30-day moving average fell by 3 basis points from 2.94 per cent to stand at 2.91 per cent for the four day period. Similarly, the 30-day moving average of urban unemployment fell by 2 basis points to 4.17 per cent for the same period. As a result of this similar downward movement, the urban-rural differential increased by 1 basis point to 126 basis points. A higher gap reflects increasing inequality across regional employment.

Date Unemployment Rate - 30 day moving average (%)
  India Urban Rural
23 Jul 2017 3.33 4.17 2.91
22 Jul 2017 3.34 4.15 2.94
21 Jul 2017 3.36 4.16 2.96
20 Jul 2017 3.36 4.19 2.94
19 Jul 2017 3.37 4.15 2.98
18 Jul 2017 3.36 4.21 2.93
17 Jul 2017 3.48 4.42 2.98
16 Jul 2017 3.37 4.34 2.86
15 Jul 2017 3.39 4.27 2.94
14 Jul 2017 3.48 4.30 3.06
13 Jul 2017 3.51 4.23 3.14
12 Jul 2017 3.57 4.23 3.23
11 Jul 2017 3.38 4.24 2.92
10 Jul 2017 3.36 4.19 2.92
09 Jul 2017 3.30 4.19 2.82
08 Jul 2017 3.30 4.24 2.80
07 Jul 2017 3.31 4.23 2.83
06 Jul 2017 3.38 4.33 2.88
05 Jul 2017 3.41 4.37 2.90
04 Jul 2017 3.43 4.44 2.90
03 Jul 2017 3.46 4.49 2.91
02 Jul 2017 3.45 4.48 2.91
01 Jul 2017 3.42 4.50 2.83
30 Jun 2017 3.46 4.55 2.87
Unemployment Rate
23 Jul 2017*
India3.3%
Urban4.2%
Rural2.9%
*30 day moving average
Unemployment Rate (%)
States (India)Jun 2017
Andhra Pradesh3.7
Assam11.4
Bihar2.0
Chandigarh9.2
Chhattisgarh2.1
Delhi2.9
Goa0.0
Gujarat2.9
Haryana4.3
Himachal Pradesh1.6
Jammu & Kashmir7.0
Jharkhand4.4
Karnataka1.2
Kerala6.9
Madhya Pradesh1.7
Maharashtra3.8
Odisha2.9
Puducherry1.0
Punjab8.9
Rajasthan4.5
Tamil Nadu2.5
Telangana6.8
Uttar Pradesh2.7
Uttarakhand1.9
West Bengal4.9
Monthly time series