Only 33% of Muslims work, lowest among all religions
Subodh Varma | TNN | Times of India
Jan 4, 2016, 09.29 AM IST
NEW DELHI: Muslims have the lowest share of working people – about 33% – among all religious communities in India. This is lower than the nationwide average work participation rate of 40%.
The figure for Jains and Sikhs stands at 36% each. Buddhists, comprising mostly Dalits who embraced Buddhism in the 20th century, have a high working population share at 43%. For Hindus, the figure is 41%. Drawn from the Census 2011 data, the statistics show a faith-based profile of India’s 482 million strong workforce. The figures haven’t changed much from the 2001 Census, indicating a stasis in the economic status of communities.
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