On 21 September 2017, the 30-day moving average of the all India unemployment rate increased by 2 basis points to 4.34 per cent, as compared to the previous day. This was due to an in rural unemployment, offsetting the marginal decrease in urban unemployment.
The 30-day moving average of rural unemployment rate rose by 5 basis points to stand at 3.90 per cent. However, the 30-day moving average of urban unemployment rate fell by 2 basis points to 5.22 per cent for the same period. As a result of this opposing trend, the urban-rural differential decreased by 7 basis points to 132 basis points.