India: Unemployment rate

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 India

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 7.8
 Reference March 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability January 2016 - March 2023
 Average 7.42
 Min - Max 3.37 - 23.52
 Source Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy
For that indicator, we provide data for India from January 2016 to March 2023. The average value for India during that period was 7.42 percent with a minimum of 3.37 percent in July 2017 and a maximum of 23.52 percent in April 2020. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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India - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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India - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 2016-2023
Measure: percent
Source: Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 593.73 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 4.82 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 3.93 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 4.96 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 17.97 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 55.34 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 28.71 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 32.68 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 76.78 2023 percent
 Self-employment 76.87 2022 percent
 Informal employment 88.80 2020 percent
 Unemployment rate 6.43 9/2022 percent
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