Round-wise Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate for a round is computed at India and at the homogeneous region level, and for urban India and for rural India. The survey design for estimation of round wise unemployment rate for India is based on the existence of 197 strata. The population is stratified at the Homogenous Region level and region-wise (rural & urban). Each of the 99 homogenous regions sampled in our survey is further classified into Rural and Urban regions. Chandigarh and Mumbai comprise only of the Urban stratum. Thus, we have a total of 196 strata.
In computing the unemployment rate for a round, we consider all the households in the sampling frame. The weight assigned to every member of the surveyed household, is calculated as a ratio of the estimated population at the end of the round to the sample population for that round. For urban regions, it is the ratio of estimated population (>= 15 years) in the urban Homogenous Region in the round to sample population(>= 15 years) in that Homogeneous Region. And for rural regions, it is the ratio of estimated population(>= 15 years) in the rural Homogeneous region in the round to sample population(= 15 years) in that Homogeneous Region.
Estimated population of members (>= 15 years) in urban areas of a Homogenous Region for a round is calculated by using the Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CARG) on the Census 2001-Census 2011 data for the urban population of a Homogenous Region compounded on a daily basis. Similarly, estimated population of members (>= 15 years) in rural areas of a Homogenous Region for a round is calculated by using the Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CARG) on the Census 2001-Census 2011 data for the rural population of a Homogenous Region compounded on a daily basis.
Sample members (>= 15 years) in urban areas of a Homogenous Region for a round are members (>= 15 years) of all the urban households that were scheduled to be surveyed in a round. And sample members (>= 15 years) in rural Homogenous Region for a round are members (>= 15 years) of all the rural households that were scheduled to be surveyed in a round.
The unemployment rate for the jth stratum for a Round, is calculated using the following formula:

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The round wise estimations for India are calculated as a ratio of the total estimated unemployed persons in India to the total estimated labour force for a round.
The total estimated unemployed persons and labour force, is the summation of the estimated unemployed persons and labour force from each of the 196 strata, respectively.

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