Raipur: Chhattisgarh continues to be the state with the lowest unemployment rate in the country with an unemployment rate of 0.1 per cent recorded in November. In the last 4 years, the Chhattisgarh government has undertaken several meaningful initiatives and formulated new policies to generate new employment opportunities and balance the urban-rural economy. Works being done under the leadership of Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel have resulted in making Chhattisgarh a leading state in terms of lowest unemployment rate.
Significantly, according to the data released by CMIE in May-August in the year 2018, the unemployment rate in Chhattisgarh stood at 3.22 per cent. A significant decline has been recorded with the effective implementation of the welfare schemes of the state government. Nearly 99.90 per cent people of Chhattisgarh state are earning livelihood by indulging in some or the other employment generating activities. The unemployment rate in the state of Chhattisgarh in November is at its lowest level so far at 0.1 per cent. Chhattisgarh tops other states of the country in terms of lowest unemployment rate.
According to the latest data released by the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) on December 1, the unemployment rate in Chhattisgarh has been recorded at 0.1 per cent in the month of November, while the unemployment rate in the country in the month of November stood at 8.2 per cent. The unemployment rate in the country’s urban areas was 9.0 per cent and in rural areas was 7.8 per cent in the month of November.
Meanwhile, after Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand has recorded the second lowest unemployment rate of 1.2 per cent in the same period followed by Odisha with an unemployment rate of 1.6 per cent. Similarly, the unemployment rate of Madhya Pradesh stood at 6.2 per cent and that of Gujarat at 2.5 per cent. Haryana has recorded the highest unemployment rate of 30.6 per cent while the unemployment rate of Jammu and Kashmir stood at 23.9 per cent.