An average woman in small tribal states like Mizoram, Nagaland or other Northeastern states is more likely to be working then a woman living in metros. Mizoram has topped the list of the highest female employment rate in India. According to the latest data released by the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment, women of Mizoram constitute about 59% of the State’s workforce.
While Mizoram has the highest share of women in the workforce, Jammu & Kashmir has the lowest women workforce constituting a mere 7.9%. Nagaland, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh also feature in the top five states.
According to the results of labour force surveys conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), the worker population ratio for females aged 15 years and above was 25.8% in 2015-16.
Besides Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab (9.4%), Delhi (11.7%), Uttar Pradesh (12%) and Himachal Pradesh (15.15) also featured at the bottom of the list.