Unemployment rates come down in keralaThe National Sample Survey findings show that the unemployment in Kerala has come down during the last five years. In rural areas the present rate of unemployment is 8.8%, which was 15.8% in 2004-05.
Sex-wise these rates are 3.7% and 20.7% among men and women respectively. These rates were respectively 8.3% and 30.9% five years back.
In urban areas these rates are 8.3% and 19.9% respectively for the present and five years back. The sex-wise split up for the present is 3.4% (men) and 19.8% (women) and these figures before five years were respectively 9% and 42.9%.
At the national level the unemployment rate is 2.5% (men 2.2% and women 3.3%).
Kerala's economic growth shows drastic change positively from 1987 and the rate is faster than that of the national average. During the last five years this trend has shown further improvement and is now placed at the fourth place among States.