The state of employment in Uttar Pradesh: Unleashing the potential for inclusive growth

The development experience of Uttar Pradesh has been encouraging in last two decades yet the state lags behind in several indicators of development as compared to other states in India. This report looks at the trends, and the challenges in employment.

This report examines trends and patterns of employment, unemployment and earnings in Uttar Pradesh with a focus on gender, social groups and geographical regions of the state. It brings out several distinct features of the labour market in the state. The study argues that the state will need to continue its prioritization of key development issues and in order to catch up with other fast growing regions in the country, focus on accelerating its economic growth, which is essential for the creation of quality employment.