- The share of women in regular salaried jobs in urban India declined from 54% in Q1 to 52.8% in Q2 of the current financial year, marking the lowest in six years.
- There was a rise in self-employed women from 39.2% to 40.3% in Q2 and a slight increase in casual workers from 6.8% to 6.9% in the same period.
- Despite increased education levels, there’s a disparity in female workforce participation, with education not translating into higher labor force engagement.
- The trend of companies calling employees back to the office post-pandemic is leading to many women choosing to stay at home and manage household chores. This abrupt shift affects their professional lives.
- Urban areas witness lower labor force participation rates among women compared to rural areas. The urban labor force participation rate stands at 24%, whereas rural areas show a higher rate of 30.5%.