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Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
14-December-2011 16:54 IST
Share of Women in Employment in the Country

         

          The reliable estimates of employment and unemployment are obtained from the surveys conducted by National Sample Survey Office.  According to the survey conducted in 2009- 2010, the share of females employed on usual status basis was 26.1% in rural area and 13.8%   in urban area. This share was 29.9% in rural area and 13.9% in urban area during 1999-2000. State-wise and urban/rural wise details of share of female employment are at annex.

 

                 In rural areas, 79.4% women are mainly working as cultivators and agriculture labourers.  In urban areas, 34.6% of women are working in Other Services such as Public Administration, Education & Community Services, etc.

 

                According to the survey conducted in 2009- 2010, on the basis of usual principal status, 3.6 percent of the women in the age-group of 15 and above do not have gainful employment.

 

                According to the survey on employment and unemployment conducted by National Sample Survey Office during 2009-10, the number of person-days of employment is 3.45 lakh in rural and urban areas. As per NSS  Report on Migration in India for rural females, the share of employment related reasons for migration has dropped from 1% in 1999-2000 to 0.7% in 2007-08 while for urban females, it has dropped from 3% in 1999-2000 to 2.7% in 2007-08.

               

                The Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge gave this information in reply  to a written question in  Rajya Sabha today.

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Annex

STATE-WISE AND URBAN/RURAL WISE SHARE OF WOMEN EMPLOYMENT IN THE COUNTRY AS PER NUMBER OF PERSONS ON USUAL STATUS (ALL) BASIS PER 1000 PERSONS DURING 2009-10.

Sl. No.

State

Rural

Urban

1

Andhra Pradesh

443

176

2

Arunachal Pradesh

293

148

3

Assam 

158

93

4

Bihar

65

47

5

Chhattisgarh

371

140

6

Delhi

28

58

7

Goa

127

100

8

Gujarat

320

143

9

Haryana

250

130

10

Himachal Pradesh

468

159

11

Jammu & Kashmir

292

138

12

Jharkhand

159

85

13

Karnataka

370

170

14

Kerela

218

194

15

Madhya Pradesh

282

131

16

Maharashtra

396

159

17

Manipur

212

146

18

Meghalaya

371

214

19

Mizoram

404

288

20

Nagaland

319

132

21

Orissa

243

119

22

Punjab

240

124

23

Rajasthan

357

120

24

Sikkim

309

150

25

Tamil Nadu

405

191

26

Tripura

188

108

27

Uttrakhand

399

113

28

Uttar Pradesh

174

80

29

West Bengal

152

141

30

Andaman & Nicobar

199

191

31

Chandigarh

93

135

32

Dadara & Nagar Haveli

42

6

33

Daman & Diu

198

86

34

Lakshdweep

245

271

35

Puducherry

349

203