The problem of unemployment was more serious in urban India, as urban areas employed only 37% of the workforce, while rural areas employed 44%. Unemployment rate among the educated was higher than those whose education level was lower than secondary, the report said.
In urban India, trade, hotel and restaurant sectors engaged about 28% of the male workers, while manufacturing and services sectors accounted for nearly 24% and 21%, repectively, of the usually employed men.
On the other hand, for urban females, the services sector accounted for the highest proportion (36%) of the total usually employed, followed by manufacturing (28%) and agriculture (18%).
The employment rate (number of person unemployed per 1,000 person in the labour force) according to the usual status was 17 in rural and 45 in the urban areas.