Annual Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) on employment and unemployment is conducted by National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. As per the PLFS Quarterly Report April-June 2020, quarterly unemployment rate is 20.8%. The complete picture of employment/unemployment situation in the country can be assessed only from survey data for entire year covering both rural and urban areas.
About Annual Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS)
The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) was designed with two major objectives for measurement of employment and unemployment. The first was to measure the dynamics in labour force participation and employment status in the short time interval of three months for only the urban areas in the Current Weekly Status (CWS). Second one was, for both rural and urban areas, to measure the labour force estimates on key parameters in both usual status.
Sources : PIB