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States with highest and lowest unemployment rates

January 08, 2015 10:26 IST

Image: Gujarat sees lowest employment. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

Gujarat had lowest unemployment rate in the country last fiscal, while Sikkim had the highest.

The country's overall unemployment rate was estimated to be 4.9 per cent in 2013-14.

Image: Overall unemployment rate was estimated to be 4.9%. Photograph: Reuters

Gujarat had the lowest unemployment rate of 1.2 per cent, as per the fourth Annual Employment & Unemployment Survey report for 2013-14, released today by Labour Bureau, under Union Ministry of Labour and Employment.

Image: Maharashtra sees lower unemployment. Photograph: Reuters

As per the study, the unemployment rate per 1,000 persons aged more than 15 years was lowest in Gujarat at 12, followed by Karnataka at 18, Maharashtra at 28, UT Chandigarh at 28, Madhya Pradesh at 29 and Telangana at 33.

However, the maximum unemployment was found in Sikkim at 158 persons, followed by Arunachal Pradesh at 140, Kerala at 118, Tripura at 116 and Goa at 106, as per survey report.

Image: Maximum unemployment in Sikkim. Photograph: Reuters

In the northern region, Jammu and Kashmir had unemployment rate at 105, followed by Himachal Pradesh at 75, Rajasthan at 65, Punjab at 58, Delhi at 52, Haryana at 48 and UT Chandigarh at 28.

As per the survey, the unemployment rate at the all India level is estimated to be 4.9 per cent for 2013-14, said Labour Bureau's Director General Daljeet Singh.

Image: A nomadic woman from Rajasthan walks near a camel carrying her belongings. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

In case of women living in urban areas, the unemployment rate was 12.4 per cent, while in rural areas, it was 6.4 per cent. The overall unemployment among women was 7.7 per cent across the country. 

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