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Unemployment Rate in India βeta A collaborative effort of BSE & CMIE
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Monthly Weekly
Month Unemployment Rate (%)
  India Urban Rural
Aug 2017 4.02 4.92 3.57
Jul 2017 3.27 4.01 2.90
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

Unemployment rises

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.

Date Unemployment Rate - 30 day moving average (%)
  India Urban Rural
21 Sep 2017 4.34 5.22 3.90
20 Sep 2017 4.32 5.24 3.85
19 Sep 2017 4.38 5.25 3.94
18 Sep 2017 4.42 5.14 4.06
17 Sep 2017 4.49 5.25 4.11
16 Sep 2017 4.44 5.10 4.11
15 Sep 2017 4.43 5.05 4.10
14 Sep 2017 4.45 5.01 4.16
13 Sep 2017 4.56 5.12 4.27
12 Sep 2017 4.55 5.00 4.32
11 Sep 2017 4.65 4.99 4.47
10 Sep 2017 4.55 5.06 4.28
09 Sep 2017 4.55 5.03 4.29
08 Sep 2017 4.54 5.03 4.28
07 Sep 2017 4.43 4.98 4.14
06 Sep 2017 4.19 4.88 3.84
05 Sep 2017 4.18 4.88 3.83
04 Sep 2017 4.10 4.77 3.75
03 Sep 2017 4.06 4.78 3.71
02 Sep 2017 3.96 4.80 3.54
01 Sep 2017 3.90 4.75 3.48
31 Aug 2017 3.83 4.68 3.41
30 Aug 2017 3.87 4.68 3.46
29 Aug 2017 3.86 4.66 3.45
Unemployment Rate
21 Sep 2017*
India4.3%
Urban5.2%
Rural3.9%
*30 day moving average
Unemployment Rate (%)
States (Urban)Aug 2017
Andhra Pradesh5.7
Assam8.7
Bihar5.3
Chandigarh6.5
Chhattisgarh6.0
Delhi6.6
Gujarat3.0
Haryana2.0
Himachal Pradesh6.0
Jammu & Kashmir9.9
Jharkhand9.2
Karnataka1.6
Kerala7.3
Madhya Pradesh2.3
Maharashtra6.9
Odisha6.2
Puducherry4.1
Punjab4.8
Rajasthan5.6
Tamil Nadu2.3
Telangana2.6
Uttar Pradesh5.0
Uttarakhand0.0
West Bengal6.3
Monthly time series