Periodic Labour Force Survey - NSO

The National Statistical Office (NSO) has published the third annual report on the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), which was carried out between July 2019 and June 2020.

Updated: Jul 27, 2021 11:46:00 am

27 July 2021 Current Affairs:The National Statistical Office (NSO) has published the third annual report on the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), which was carried out between July 2019 and June 2020. In 2019-20, labour indicators improved overall when compared to the previous two years, 2017-18 and 2018-19.

♦ Unemployment Rate: In 2019-20, the unemployment rate fell to 4.8 percent. It was 5.8 percent in 2018-19 and 6.1 percent in 2017-18
♦ Worker Population Rate: It increased to 38.2 percent in 2019-20 from 35.3 percent in 2018-19 and 34.7 percent in 2017-18.
♦ Labor force participation rate: It has increased from 37.5% and 36.9% in the past two years to 40.1% in 2019-20. The higher the LFPR, the better.
♦ Gender-Based Unemployment Rate: According to the data, the jobless rate for both men and women fell to 5.1 percent and 4.2 percent, respectively, in 2019-20, from 6 percent and 5.2 percent in 2018-19.

About National Statistical Office
♦ It is the government's central statistical agency, mandated by the Statistical Services Act of 1980 and administered by the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation.
♦ It is in charge of developing arrangements for providing statistical information services to the government and other users in order to meet their information needs for policy, planning, monitoring, and management decisions.

About Periodic Labour Force Survey:
♦ NSO launched India's first computer-based survey in 2017.
♦ It was formed on the recommendation of a committee chaired by Amitabh Kundu.
♦ It essentially maps the country's employment situation. In doing so, it collects data on a variety of variables, including the level of unemployment, the types of employment and their respective shares, the wages earned from various types of jobs, the number of hours worked, and so on.
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