Kerala’s unemployment rate comes down to 4.8% in Oct from 6.4% in Sept

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New Delhi: The unemployment rate in India recorded a hike in October as per the data released by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE). However, Kerala saw a decline in the rate to 4.8 per cent. This is the lowest unemployment rate the state has recorded this year. In September and August, the rates were 6.4 and 6.1 respectively.

The employment sector in the country had improved after the Covid lockdown.But the numbers indicate that unemployment is still on the rise in the country.

India’s unemployment rate for the month of October stood at 7.77 per cent. Over one percentage point raise was recorded in the country as the rate in September was 6.43 per cent.

The primary reason for the increase is the hike in the rural unemployment rate. This increased from 5.84 per cent in September to 8.04 per cent in October.

The state that recorded the highest unemployment rate was Haryana at 31.8 per cent followed by Rajasthan (30.7). Two states, Madhya Pradesh (0.8) and Chhattisgarh (0.9), registered less than 1 per cent unemployment rate.

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