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Percentage of workers up in Karnataka

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BANGALORE: The percentage of workers in Karnataka has grown by 24.5 per cent during the decennial period of 1991-2001 when the overall population itself grew by 17.2 per cent.

Of the 52.7 million population, 23.5 million people or 44.66 per cent form workforce. Another interesting fact is that the worker participation in the rural areas had increased from 38.1 per in 1971 to 49.2 per cent in 2001, while in urban areas it had gone up from 29.9 per cent to 35.7 per cent. The female work participation has showed an upward growth since 1971 from 16.8 per cent to 31.9 per cent, according to a provisional analysis of the composition of the population based on the recent census.

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