Employment Pattern

Employment & Unemployment pattern in India:

This is depicted in the Pie Charts given alongside for purposes of perception about unemployeds.

Employment pattern in India (2001)

Million people in various sector (DEIS estimate)

Total Employable age group in millions = 507

Characteristics of Non-employed population (in millions) 


·  Unemployed Women: The perception is that, of the 200 million unemployeds in India, more than 75 % ie. about 155 million are women who are largely illiterate or semi-literate, living below poverty line in rural areas.

·  Unemployed Males:
These are about 45 million largely comprising of youths who have passed through the formal education/HRD system but not found the education applicable to the resources in their accessible environment for any economic activity.