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Government of India
Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation
25-February-2015 17:10 IST
Employment Surveys

The 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation includes the proposal to carry out the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS). The main objective of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) is to measure quarterly changes of various indicators of the labour market in urban areas as well as to generate the annual estimates of different labour force indicators both in rural and urban areas.

The Annual estimates of the parameters (both rural and urban areas) will broadly inter-alia cover (i) Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR), Worker Population Ratio (WPR) & Unemployment Rate (UR), (ii) Distribution of workers by industry and occupation, and (iii) Average earnings of self-employed, regular wage/salaried and casual workers. The quarterly estimates of changes for urban areas will inter-alia cover Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR), Worker Population Ratio (WPR) and Unemployment Rate (UR).

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation General (Dr.) V.K. Singh (Retd.) in Lok Sabha today.

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