Lucknow, Patna top charts in unemployment rate for men, women

Unemployment rate for men is the highest in Lucknow among major cities, while Patna tops the chart for women, according to the National Sample Survey.

New Delhi: Unemployment rate for men is the highest in Lucknow among major cities, while Patna tops the chart for women, according to the National Sample Survey.

"Among class 1 cities, for males, unemployment rate in usual status (adjusted) was the highest for Lucknow (8.5 percent) and for females it was the highest in Patna (34.6 percent)," said the report based on employment and unemployment survey conducted in the 68th round of National Sample Survey during July 2011 to June 2012.

Cities with a population of one million or more are termed as class 1 cities. Towns with population of 50,000 to less than one million are classified as class 2 and those with population less than 50,000 are classified as class 3 towns.

The unemployment rate for men was 2.9 percent for class 1 cities, 3.3 percent for class 2 towns and 2.6 percent fore class 3 towns, the report said.

Similarly, the unemployment rate for women was 4.3 percent for class 1 cities, 6.3 percent for class 2 towns and 4.8 percent for size class 3 towns.

Among class 1 cities, after Patna, Kanpur has the highest unemployment rate for women at 22.7 percent followed by Kalyan-Dombivili at 11 percent.

For men, Patna followed Lucknow with unemployment rate at 8 per cent. Hyderabad was at third place with a rate of 5.9 percent.

The survey was spread over 12,737 First Stage Units (FSUs) (7,469 villages and 5,268 urban blocks) covering 1,01,724 households (59,700 in rural areas and 42,024 in urban areas) and enumerating 4,56,999 persons (2,80,763 in rural areas and 1,76,236 in urban areas).

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