The employment rate in Jammu and Kashmir fell in September this year, the lowest in the past two years. The unemployment rate in the region is 14.7% higher than the national unemployment rate.
According to the survey conducted by the Mumbai-based business information company Center for Indian Economy (CMIE), Jammu and Kashmir has the highest unemployment rate at 21.6% against a national percentage of 6.9.
In May last year, when the whole country was reeling from a strict lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the unemployment rate in the region was 18.7, better than 14 states and Union Territories – Bihar, Delhi, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnatak, Madhya Pradesh, Pondicherry, Punjab, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh.
Employment in Jammu and Kashmir, according to CMIE data, was hit when JK administration asked tourists and students belonging to other states of India before August 5, 2019 to leave the region because a “major terrorist attack” was going to take place in the region.”
In July 2019 – a month before the region was stripped of its limited autonomy – the unemployment rate in the region was 16.3 and rose to 22.4 in August when the region’s special status was repealed and simultaneously under a state-imposed lockdown for months.
Last month, Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, claimed that since he joined JK’s office, the unemployment rate had dropped in the region, but the employment graph had reached lowest in India, with unemployment in the region at a record 21.6%. .
The unemployment rate jumped 8% in September 2021 to 21.6% from 13.6% last month.
According to the data, Gujarat has the lowest unemployment rate at 1.3% followed by Meghalaya 2.1, Orissa 2.8