Odisha Records Lowest Unemployment Rate In December 2022

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has registered lowest unemployment rate among all the states in the country in December 2022.

According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the unemployment rate in India reached 8.30% in December 2022, the highest in 16 months.

While Odisha registered the lowest unemployment rate of 0.9%, Haryana recorded the highest figure of 37.4% in the month. Odisha had also reported one of the lowest unemployment rates of 1.1% during November 2022.

The chief minister’s officer (CMO) in a tweet said, “With effective policy decisions & successful implementation of schemes, Odisha is ranked 1st in unemployment rate in the country with a score of 0.9%, as per the report by CMIE.”

The unemployment rate in urban areas in the country rose to 10.09% in December while falling to 7.44% in rural areas. In November, the unemployment rates in urban areas were 8.96% and in rural areas 7.55%.

Following is the state-wise list of unemployment rates in India released by CMIE:


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