India employment rate increases to 36.9% in the March quarter

  • According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), India’s labor market has witnessed an improvement with over 15 million people entering the workforce in the last three quarters.
  • The country’s employment rate increased to 36.9% in March 2023 from 36.6% in December 2022.
  • The labor participation rate (LPR) declined from 40.5% in December to 39.8% in March 2023.
  • While the unemployment rate saw a small decrease from 8.3% to 7.8% during this period.