Increase in Women's Workforce Participation

  • 03 Nov 2023

Recently, Union Education Minister revealed that women's participation in the country's workforce has risen to 37 percent in the fiscal year 2022-23, a significant increase from the 23 percent recorded in 2017-18.

Key Points

  • Women's Workforce Participation Surges: During a 'Rozgar Mela' event, the Education Minister emphasized the notable increase in women's participation in the workforce, highlighting that this figure was just 23 percent in 2017-18.
  • He attributed this growth to the balanced development in society and commended the dedication and hard work of women in the workforce.
  • Government's Women-Focused Initiatives: He credited the women-focused schemes of the Narendra Modi government for contributing to the rise in women's participation in the workforce.
  • Decline in Unemployment Rate: The minister also announced a decrease in the unemployment rate, indicating that it has dropped to 3.7 percent in the fiscal year 2022-23 from 6 percent in 2017-18.