Recent Trends in Jammu & Kashmir's Employment Landscape: An Analysis Based on Periodic Labour Force Surveys
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Department of Economics, Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University, Jind, India
Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Department of Economics, Central University of Rajasthan, India
Submission date: 2023-03-28
Final revision date: 2023-06-20
Acceptance date: 2023-06-21
Publication date: 2023-08-22
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Babloo Jakhar   

Department of Economics, Central University of Rajasthan, NH-8, Bandarsindri, 305802, Ajmer, India
Rozprawy Społeczne/Social Dissertations 2023;17(1):121–128
Abstract: This paper aims to investigate recent employment trends in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir with the help of some key employment indicators such as UR, LFPR, and WPR. Material and methods: The findings are based on the unit-level data of the PLFS over the period of 2017-18 to 2021-22. Results: The study highlights that the Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR) in Jammu & Kashmir in 2021-22 remains high ( at 46.4%) compared to the northern states of Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, and all of India’s LFPR as well. The female LFPR in Jammu & Kashmir (at 34.1%) has also shown much better prospects compared to all India levels, which is exceptionally low at 24.8 per cent. Conclusions: A continuous improvement in female LFPR and WPR is recorded after the imposition of the President’s Rule in the state. High female WPR positively correlates with factors like a peaceful workplace, workplace security.
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