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Goa one of the highest in unemployment: Labour Bureau

Goa along with Kerala, Bihar and West Bengal were among the states with high unemployment while Gujarat, Chhatisgarh, Rajasthan and Punjab were among the states with low unemployment.

India’s official employment rate is 3.8 per cent for last year as released in the ‘Second Annual Employment and Unemployment Survey – 2011/12’ conducted by the Union Ministry of Labour Employment’s – Chandigarh based Labour Bureau.

The survey found that socially disadvantaged groups like SC, ST and OBC had lower employment rate than the general category nation-wise. Almost half of the employed are self-employed and further third work as casual labour.

The Labour Bureau’s data once again points out to a crisis in female employment. While official unemployment in India is lower than in the developed world, female labour force participation rates are extremely low.

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