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Periodic Labour Force Survey 2023

Periodic Labour Force Survey 2023:

Female labourers wearing helmets take a break from laying underground electricity cables along a roadside in Ahmedabad, India, May 27, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

The recent Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) has reported that the unemployment rate in the country has shown a decrease between April and June 2023.


  • The Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR) for persons of age 15 years and above and the Worker-Population Ratio (WPR) improved during the period.
  • The LFPR in urban areas increased from 47.5% in April-June 2022 to 48.8% in April-June 2023 for persons of age 15 years and above.
  • The WPR in urban areas increased from 43.9% in April-June 2022 to 45.5% in similar months in this year for persons of age 15 years and above.
  • For male, it increased from 68.3% to 69.2% and for female, it increased from 18.9% to 21.1% during this period.

Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS):

  • Considering the importance of availability of labour force data at more frequent time intervals, National Statistical Office (NSO) launched Periodic Labour Force Survey in April 2017.