Haryana’s Labour Landscape: Deciphering Employment Challenges Through Periodic Surveys
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Department of Economics, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, India
Department of Economics, Central University of Rajasthan, India
Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Department of Economics, Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University, India
Submission date: 2024-02-29
Final revision date: 2024-03-19
Acceptance date: 2024-03-19
Publication date: 2024-04-08
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Babloo Jakhar   

Department of Economics, Central University of Rajasthan, NH-8, Jaipur Ajmer Highway, Bandarsindri, 305817, Ajmer, India
Rozprawy Społeczne/Social Dissertations 2024;18(1):208-225
Abstract: In this paper, we aim to present numerical data shedding light on the employment challenges in Haryana, emphasizing the issues of elevated youth unemployment, a diminished labour force participation rate, and a low worker-population ratio. Material and methods: The insights are drawn from unit-level data gathered in periodic labour force surveys. Results: The study underscores that Haryana's labour force participation rate is notably lower compared to neighbouring states, the national average, and global standards. Women bear a significant burden, experiencing remarkably low labour force participation rates compared to males. The situation is exacerbated for young individuals and those with higher education. Despite a positive note in the declining unemployment rate from 9.2% to 6.5% between 2018-19 and 2019-20, there remains a connection between higher educational attainment and increased unemployment, indicating a scarcity of opportunities for educated employment. Conclusions: The research highlights Haryana's low LFPR, notably below neighboring states, the national average, and global norms.
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