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Chhattisgarh ranks 4th among the states with lowest unemployment in India: CMIE

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Bhupesh Baghel

Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Center for Monitoring Indian Economy, recently, released the data on unemployment and Chhattisgarh was rated fourth among the states with the lowest unemployment in India. According to the data released by CMIE after studying the situation of December 2021, the lowest unemployment rate in the country has been reported in Karnataka with 1.4 per cent unemployed and Chhattisgarh was rated fourth with 2.1 per cent unemployed. Meanwhile, the highest unemployment rate was found in Haryana with 34.1 per cent unemployed.

Chhattisgarh adopted a new model three years ago in line with Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of ‘Gram Swarajya’ while setting the goal of inclusive growth with an emphasis on increasing economic connectivity between villages and cities. Under this model, the Suraji Gaon Yojana, Narva-Garva-Ghurva-Bari program, Godhan Nyay Yojana, Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumiless Krishi Mazdoor Nyay Yojana, the establishment of Rural Industrial Parks, Minor Forest Produce for economic empowerment of villages were done.

Even during the first and second waves of the COVID, Chhattisgarh managed to prevent the economic slowdown in the state. Even then, the unemployment rate in Chhattisgarh remained completely under control. Now according to the new data, where there is a worrying rise in the unemployment rate in the country, the unemployment rate in Chhattisgarh is only 2.1 per cent.

According to the new data, Gujarat is the second state with low unemployment with 1.6 per cent, while the neighbouring Odisha is at third place with 1.6 per cent and Madhya Pradesh is at seventh place with 3.4 per cent. Uttar Pradesh has an unemployment rate of 4.9 per cent. Assam is ranked 12th with 5.8 per cent. The unemployment rate has been 27.1 per cent in Rajasthan, 17.3 in Jharkhand and 16 per cent in Bihar.

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According to the report, as of January 2021 last year, the unemployment rate in the country was 6.52 per cent, in which urban unemployment was 8.9 per cent and rural unemployment was 5.81 per cent, while in December 2021, the unemployment rate in the country was 7.7 per cent, in which urban unemployment was 9.1 per cent and rural unemployment stood at 7.1 per cent.

CMIE has been building the database for 45 years by conducting continuous studies in the fields of Indian economy, foreign exchange, agriculture, industry etc. and the data released by it is considered to be authentic.

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