05 June, 2020
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Considering the importance of the availability of labour force data at more frequent time intervals, National Statistical Office (NSO) launched the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) in April 2017.
Objective of PLFS
The objective of PLFS is primarily twofold:
This is the second Annual Report being brought out by NSO on the basis of the Periodic Labour Force Survey conducted during July 2018-June 2019.
Sample Design of PLFS
The number of households surveyed was 1,01,579 (55,812 in rural areas and 45,767 in urban areas) and a number of persons surveyed was 4,20,757 (2,39,817 in rural areas and 1,80,940 in urban areas).
Conceptual Framework of Key Employment and Unemployment Indicators: The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) gives estimates of Key employment and unemployment Indicators like the Labour Force Participation Rates (LFPR), Worker Population Ratio (WPR), Unemployment Rate (UR), etc.
These indicators are defined as follows:
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