Monthly Unemployment Rate

The monthly unemployment rate is computed for urban India and for rural India. The survey design for estimation of monthly unemployment rate for India is based on the existence of 47 strata. The population is stratified at the state level and region-wise (rural and urban). Each of the 24 states sampled in survey is further classified into Rural and Urban regions. Chandigarh comprises only of the urban stratum. Thus, the total number of strata is 47.
In computing the unemployment rate for a month, all the households in the sampling frame for the month is considered. The weight assigned to every member of the surveyed household, is calculated as a ratio of the estimated population to the sample population for that month.
For towns, it is the ratio of estimated population (> = 15 years) in the urban region of a State at the end of the month to sample population (> = 15 years) of the urban region of the State in the month. And for villages, it is the ratio of estimated population (> = 15 years) in the rural region of a State at the end of the month to surveyed population (> = 15 years) of the rural region of the State at the end of the month.
Estimated population of members (> = 15 years) in urban region of a State in a month is calculated for the last day of the month. This is done by using the Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) on the Census 2001-Census 2011 data for the urban population of the State, compounded on a daily basis. Similarly, estimated population of members (> = 15 years) in rural region of a State in a month is calculated for the last day of the month. This is done by using the Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for the rural population of the State on the Census 2001-Census 2011 data, compounded on a daily basis.
Sample members (> = 15 years) in urban region of a State in a month are members (> = 15 years) of all the households that were scheduled to be surveyed in a month. And sample members (> = 15 years) in rural region of a State in a month are members (> = 15 years) of all the households that were scheduled to be surveyed in a month.

The unemployment rate for the jth stratum from a month, is calculated using the following formula:
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The unemployment rate for a month is calculated using the following formula:
The monthly estimations for India are calculated as a ratio of the total estimated unemployed persons in India to the total estimated labour force for a month. The total estimated unemployed persons and labour force, is the summation of the estimated unemployed persons and labour force from each of the 47 strata, respectively.
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