Female workers are bearing the brunt of India’s unemployment crisis. The labour force participation rate (LFPR) among women in the country, already one of the world’s lowest, continues to slide, according to a joint report by Bain & Company and Google. The fall has been sharpest in the 15-24 years age group. LFPR is the share of people in the 16-64 age group, who are currently employed or seeking employment. Individuals still undergoing studies, housewives and persons above 64 are not factored in. At present, the overall unemployment rate in India is 7%, but it is as high as 18% among women.
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