Q. Consider the following statements:
1.India’s labour force participation rate is higher in rural than urban areas.
2.Digitalisation and extensive access to internet have transformed job-search efficiency and intensity for jobseekers in India. 
3.India’s unemployment rate has steadily declined in the past few years and it is better than Brazil.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1, 2 and 3 are correct. India’s labour force participation rate is higher in rural than urban areas. Digitalisation and extensive access to internet have transformed job-search efficiency and intensity for jobseekers in India. India’s unemployment rate has steadily declined from 6. 1% in 2017-18 to 4. 2% in 2020-21 and compared to other Brics nations like Brazil and South Africa which had an unemployment rate of 14. 4% and 33. 6% respectively in 2020-21, India has performed much better despite having a very large population base.

Source: The Times of India