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Unemployment Rate in India βeta A collaborative effort of BSE & CMIE
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Monthly Weekly
Weekly Unemployment Rate (%)
  India Urban Rural
17 Sep 2017 4.79 6.12 4.13
10 Sep 2017 6.03 6.39 5.86
03 Sep 2017 4.65 4.92 4.52
27 Aug 2017 4.24 4.74 4.00
20 Aug 2017 4.62 5.13 4.37
13 Aug 2017 4.50 5.55 3.96
06 Aug 2017 3.48 4.66 2.91
30 Jul 2017 3.10 3.62 2.84
23 Jul 2017 3.26 3.84 2.97
16 Jul 2017 3.49 3.86 3.30
09 Jul 2017 3.08 3.30 2.96
02 Jul 2017 3.59 4.10 3.33

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 (India)Aug 2017
Andhra Pradesh3.5
Assam4.8
Bihar3.6
Chandigarh6.5
Chhattisgarh4.0
Delhi6.8
Goa7.9
Gujarat2.6
Haryana1.1
Himachal Pradesh1.2
Jammu & Kashmir7.4
Jharkhand3.7
Karnataka0.6
Kerala6.3
Madhya Pradesh1.0
Maharashtra4.9
Odisha3.4
Puducherry4.8
Punjab2.7
Rajasthan6.7
Tamil Nadu2.8
Telangana1.6
Uttar Pradesh6.6
Uttarakhand0.0
West Bengal5.2
Monthly time series