The International Labour Organisation (ILO) international standard definition of unemployment is based on the following three criteria which should be satisfied simultaneously: without work, currently available for work and seeking work. Data contains Unemployment Per 1000 Persons.
Employment is a relationship between two parties, usually based on a contract, one being the employer and the other being the employee. Persons who, during the reference period, are engaged in any economic activity or who, despite their attachment to economic activity, have temporarily abstained from work, for reasons of illness, injury or other physical disability, bad weather, festivals, social or religious functions or other contingencies necessitating temporary absence from work constitute workers or employed.
The data refers to the estimated number of persons in India as per NSS 61st and 66th Round (in millions). It gives details for Rural and Urban areas by Status of persons (Labour force or Work force or Unemployed).
Labour force Participation Rate (LFPR), Work Force Participation Rate (WFPR) and Unemployment Rate (UR) by Usual Principal and Subsidiary Status (UPSS) (in percentage) have been furnished in the data. Persons who are either working (or employed) or seeking or available for work (or unemployed) during the reference period together constitute the labour force. Labour force participation rate (LFPR) is defined as the number of persons in the labour force per 1000 persons.