Unemployment in UP is higher than national average, says Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya

10 April 2017, 02:16 PM
Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya (Image: PTI)
Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya (Image: PTI)

Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Monday said that the unemployment rate in Uttar Pradesh is higher than the national average and the Centre will soon join hands with the new state government to deal with the problem.

He said in Lok Sabha that the national average of unemployment stood at 5.8 per cent. While the unemployment rate in rural areas of the country was 3.4 per cent, in the urban areas it was 4.4 per cent.

In Uttar Pradesh, the rate of unemployment in rural areas was 5.8 per cent and in urban areas 6.5 per cent, which “is quite high”, he said.

Dattatreya said he will soon coordinate with the new Uttar Pradesh government to resolve the problem.

He said as many as 470 ‘Job Melas’ were held across the country of which 21 were held in Uttar Pradesh.

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First Published: Monday, April 10, 2017 02:11 PM
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