Weekly Unemployment Rate

The weekly unemployment rate is computed at India level and for urban India and for rural India. The survey design for estimation of weekly unemployment rate for India is based on the existence of 2 strata. The population is stratified at the level of rural and urban region. In computing the unemployment rate for a week, we consider all the households that were surveyed in the week and were accepted by an independent validation system in that week. Both the conditions must be met for a household to be included in the estimation of weekly unemployment rate. Households that were surveyed in a week but are not accepted in the same week for any reason are not included in the computation of the weekly rate. If such households are cleared by the independent validation system in another week in the same month then they are included in the estimation of monthly unemployment rate. Usually 70 percent of the households surveyed in a particular week do get validated in the same week. 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 week. For urban regions, it is the ratio of estimated population (>= 15 years) in urban India at the end of the week to surveyed population (>= 15 years) of members in urban India in the week. And for rural regions, it is the ratio of estimated population (>= 15 years) in rural India at the end of the week to surveyed population (>= 15 years) of members in rural India in the week.
Estimated population of members (>= 15 years) in urban India in the week is calculated by using Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CARG) on the Census 2001-Census 2011 data for the urban India, compounded on a daily basis. Similarly, estimated population of members (>= 15 years) in rural India in the week is calculated by using the Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CARG) on the Census 2001-Census 2011 data for the rural population for rural India, compounded on a daily basis.
Sample members (>= 15 years) in urban India in a week are members (>= 15 years) of all the urban households that were surveyed and accepted in the week. And sample members (>= 15 years) in rural India in a week are members (>= 15 years) of all the households that were surveyed and accepted in the week.
The Unemployment Rate for the jth stratum for a week, is calculated using the following formula:

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The Unemployment Rate for a week is calculated using the following formula:
The weekly estimations for India are calculated as a ratio of the total estimated unemployed persons in India to the total estimated labour force for a week. The total estimated unemployed persons and labour force, is the summation of the estimated unemployed persons and labour force from each of the 2 strata, respectively.
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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