Persons who are either working (or employed) or seeking or available for work (or unemployed) during the reference period together constitute the labour force. Labour force participation rate (LFPR) is defined as the number of persons in the labour force per 1000 persons.
According to the Current Daily Status(CDS), Labour force participation rate (LFPR) of rural male grew by 2% from 525 to 534 , whereas for rural female, it declined by 19% from 223 to 180 in the period 1988 to 2012.
During this period LFPR of urban male grew by 6% from 523 to 555 and for urban female also it grew by 9% from 125 to 136.
During 1988-2013, maximum LFPR was observed for rural male in 2012, whereas for rural female, urban male and urban female, LFPRs were maximum in 2005.