Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 6 : Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac on Thursday said the economy of the state grew 7.5 per cent in 2018-19 compared to 6.8 in 2017-18.
Presenting the economic review in the state Assembly, the finance minister said the unemployment rate also increased during this period in the state. The total number of job seekers rose from 35.61 lakh in 2018 to 37.46 lakh in 2019, he further said.
Stating that per capita income in 2018-19 stood at Rs 1,48,078 in the State, he added that the national average was Rs 93,655. The Minister would present the state budget for the year 2020-21 in the State Assembly on Friday. UNI