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Monthly Weekly
Month Unemployment Rate (%)
  India Urban Rural
Apr 2017 3.76 4.09 3.59
Mar 2017 4.22 5.32 3.67
Feb 2017 4.81 6.27 4.07
Jan 2017 5.97 7.63 5.14
Dec 2016 5.98 7.62 5.17
Nov 2016 5.70 7.08 5.01
Oct 2016 6.14 6.61 5.90
Sep 2016 8.63 9.93 8.00
Aug 2016 9.55 11.44 8.62
Jul 2016 8.48 11.00 7.21
Jun 2016 8.93 10.27 8.25
May 2016 9.66 11.98 8.52

Unemployment rises further

On 24 May 2017, the 30-day moving average of the all India unemployment rate increased by 11 basis points to 3.94 per cent, as compared to the previous day. This was due to an increase in both rural and urban unemployment.

The 30-day moving average of rural unemployment rate rose massively by 14 basis points to stand at 3.62 per cent. Similarly, the 30-day moving average of urban unemployment rate witnessed a 8 basis points shift to 4.58 per cent for the same period. As a result of this similar upward trend, the urban-rural differential decreased by 6 basis points to 96 basis points.

Date Unemployment Rate - 30 day moving average (%)
  India Urban Rural
24 May 2017 3.94 4.58 3.62
23 May 2017 3.83 4.50 3.48
22 May 2017 3.70 4.51 3.30
21 May 2017 3.71 4.46 3.33
20 May 2017 3.61 4.46 3.18
19 May 2017 3.66 4.46 3.26
18 May 2017 3.69 4.46 3.30
17 May 2017 3.70 4.49 3.30
16 May 2017 3.70 4.42 3.33
15 May 2017 3.70 4.46 3.32
14 May 2017 3.69 4.44 3.31
13 May 2017 3.66 4.42 3.28
12 May 2017 3.77 4.46 3.42
11 May 2017 3.86 4.57 3.51
10 May 2017 3.91 4.59 3.56
09 May 2017 4.05 4.56 3.79
08 May 2017 3.96 4.50 3.68
07 May 2017 3.95 4.50 3.66
06 May 2017 4.01 4.50 3.75
05 May 2017 4.10 4.58 3.85
04 May 2017 3.91 4.12 3.80
03 May 2017 3.92 4.11 3.82
02 May 2017 3.89 4.15 3.77
01 May 2017 3.84 4.12 3.71
Unemployment Rate
24 May 2017*
India3.9%
Urban4.6%
Rural3.6%
*30 day moving average
Unemployment Rate (%)
States (India)Apr 2017
Andhra Pradesh3.5
Assam2.0
Bihar1.6
Chandigarh0.0
Chhattisgarh4.5
Delhi13.1
Goa5.9
Gujarat3.6
Haryana1.9
Himachal Pradesh0.5
Jammu & Kashmir9.0
Jharkhand1.9
Karnataka1.4
Kerala6.5
Madhya Pradesh1.6
Maharashtra4.1
Odisha2.3
Puducherry3.8
Punjab1.9
Rajasthan6.8
Tamil Nadu5.9
Telangana2.6
Uttar Pradesh5.0
Uttarakhand0.0
West Bengal5.2
Monthly time series