Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) – Quarterly Bulletin [January – March 2023]

Considering the importance of availability of labour force data at more frequent time intervals, National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) launched Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) in April 2017. On the basis of PLFS, Quarterly Bulletins are brought out, corresponding to different quarters of the survey period, giving estimates of labour force indicators, viz., Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR), Worker Population Ratio (WPR), Unemployment Rate (UR), distribution of workers by broad status in employment and industry of work in the Current Weekly Status (CWS) for the urban areas. Seventeen Quarterly Bulletins corresponding to the quarter ending December 2018 to the quarter ending December 2022 have already been released. Besides the Quarterly Bulletins, Annual Reports are brought out covering both rural and urban areas giving estimates of all important parameters of employment and unemployment in both usual status (ps+ss) and current weekly status (CWS). Five Annual Reports1 corresponding to the periods July 2017 - June 2018, July 2018 - June 2019, July 2019 - June 2020, July 2020 - June 2021 and July 2021 - June 2022 have also been released. This Bulletin for the quarter ending March 2023 is the eighteenth in the series.