"Those with lesser qualification are willing to do any sort of work and those with higher qualification get jobs because of their education level," the official added. The NSSO also said the unemployment rate for youngsters was higher in urban areas than that in rural India. "The unemployment rate for the youth was 5% for rural males and females, and 8% and 13% for urban males and females, respectively," the report said. Among the Indian states, the unemployment rate for the youth in rural areas was highest in Kerala followed by Assam and Uttarakhand. In urban India, the unemployment rate was highest in Jammu and Kashmir followed by Kerala and Assam.