Delhi: According to the data released by the government
today, over half of the country''s population was reeling
under unemployment during 2004-05.
to the data, only about 42 per cent of the population
in the country was "usually employed" during
India accounted for the most number of people without
proper work, the data noted.
the unemployment rate among the educated was higher than
among those whose education level was below the secondary
level, leaving almost 58 per cent of the population without
areas accounted for 44 per cent finding employment while
urban India provided employment for only 37 per cent of
urban India, the ''trade, hotel and restaurant'' sector
employed about 28 per cent of male workers while, ''manufacturing''
and ''services'' sectors accounted for nearly 24 and 21
per cent respectively of the usually employed males.
the other hand, for urban women, the ''services'' sector
accounted for the highest proportion of jobs at 36 per
cent of the total usually employed, followed by 28 per
cent in ''manufacturing'' and 18 per cent in ''agriculture''.
unemployment rate, which denotes the number of people
unemployed out of every 1,000 people in the labour force,
was 17 in the rural areas and 45 in the urban locations.
unemployment rate for women was higher than for men, and
was the highest among urban women.
4 per cent of the rural households and 8 per cent of the
urban households had no usually employed member.