J&K Ranks Fifth In NSO Survey On Female Employment

File photo of women working in office in Srinagar

Srinagar: The newly unveiled annual survey by the National Statistical Office (NSO) has revealed that the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir ranks fifth nationwide in having the lowest number of females employed as legislators, senior officials and managers.

The NSO's, “Annual Report, Periodic Labour Force Survey(PLFS), JULY 2019 - JUNE 2020”, report revealed that in 231 villages of rural J&K more than 8900 persons were surveyed and in 1400 households of 175 blocks in Urban J&K, over 6300 persons were surveyed.

As per the survey, the ratio of female workers to total workers in the positions of legislators, senior officials and managerial posts is 10.4 percent in J&K. The erstwhile state is preceded by the states of Assam (6.2 percent), Haryana (7.7 percent), Delhi (9.2 percent) and Andaman & N. island (10.1 Percent).

The survey has further revealed that the ratio of female workers to total workers in managerial positions in urban J&K is 9.2 percent. In the same graph, the erstwhile state is preceded by Andaman & N. Islands that stood at 9 percent, Delhi (7.9 percent), Haryana (7.5 percent), and Assam (6.9 percent). As per the survey, the ratio of female workers to total workers in managerial positions is 18.7 percent at the country level.

The survey further reveals that in rural J&K, the ratio of female workers to total workers in managerial positions is 7.5 percent.

At the national level, the report said that the ratio of female workers to male workers in professionals and technical work category was recorded at 50.1 percent.
According to the NSO survey, the RSE for unemployment rate according to the current weekly status in J&K was recorded at 8.5 percent in the July-September 2020 quarter.

"In the July-September 2020 quarter the unemployment rate in urban J&K was recorded at 4.8 percent, October-December 2019 at 7.3 percent, January-March 2020 at 9.2 percent and April-June 2020 at 10.1 percent." The report says.

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Zaid Bin Shabir

Zaid Bin Shabir is a special correspondent at Kashmir Observer. He tweets @Zaidbinshabir

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