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Two lakh more got jobs in 9 sectors in July-Sept. last year

Bhupender Yadav, Union Minister of Labour and Employment. File   | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Nine sectors that account for about 85% of total employment in establishments with 10 or more workers hired two lakh more people in July-September 2021 compared to April-June 2021, according to the second round of the Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) released by the Union Labour and Employment Ministry on Monday.

“The estimated total employment in the nine selected sectors from the second round of QES (July-September, 2021) came out as 3.10 crore approximately, which is 2 lakh higher than the estimated employment (3.08 crore) from the first round of QES (April 1, 2021),” the report stated.

The report, released by Labour Minister Bhupender Yadav, covers the manufacturing, construction, trade, transport, education, health, accommodation and restaurants, IT/BPOs and financial services sectors.

Other three surveys

Speaking during the virtual launch event, Mr. Yadav said the other three surveys launched by the Ministry last year were progressing well. The report of the survey on migrant labour should be out by July or August. The survey on domestic workers was on and quarterly reports under the area-based employment survey would be released soon. The QES showed that employment had increased even during the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the second QES report that covered 11,503 establishments said nearly 90% of the establishments had less than 100 workers, while 30% of the IT/BPO establishments had at least 100 workers.

“The overall percentage of female workers stood at 32.1%, higher than 29.3% reported during the first round of QES. Regular workers constitute 87% of the estimated workforce in the nine selected sectors, with only 2% being casual workers. However, in the construction sector, 20% of the workers were contractual and 6.4% were casual workers,” it noted.

It also said 5.6% of the total establishments had reported vacancies, a total of 4.3 lakh. While most of the vacancies (65.8%) were for unspecified reasons, 23% were due to resignation and 11.7% due to retirement of employees.


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