Periodic Labour Force Survey Current Affairs, GK & News

Periodic Labour Force Survey: Decline in Self-Employed households

The National Statistical Office recently released the Periodic Labour force Survey. According to the survey, the percentage of self-employed households in rural India declined from 52.2% to 51.7% in the year 2019. Highlights The Survey says that in Urban India the self-employed households declined from 32.4% to 31.8%. The decline in rural India is mainly ..




Unemployment rate at 6.1% in 2017-18

Minister of State for Labour Santosh Gangwar recently announced that the government is conducting a new Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS). The survey conducted this year comprises of new parameters and bigger sample size. As per the results of the PLFS survey being conducted by the government, the Unemployment rate in the country in 2017-18 was ..


Jobless Growth in Indian Economy

The Periodic Labour Force Survey (2017-18) makes the following  two important observation about Indian economy: Shrinking share of the labour force. Rising unemployment. Unemployment Rates The labour force participation rate has shrunk to 49.7% in 2018 against 55.5% in 2012. This roughly translates into an absolute decline in the number of workers from 467.7 million in ..


Unemployment across Age Groups

The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) released by the National Statistical Organisation (NSO) has put the unemployment rate at 6.1 per cent, a highest in 45 years. Unemployment and Age Groups There has been a marked shift in the unemployment pattern to higher age groups in a little over a decade. The higher unemployment has ..