India Witnessed 29% Increase in Employment Across 9 Sectors: Labour Ministry

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The Labour Bureau, which works under the Ministry of Labour, has released a survey on employment figures for the first quarter of the financial year 2021-22. India has registered a 29 per cent increase in the number of people employed in the organised sector compared to 2013-14. This is the first time that a quarterly figure has been released for the organised sector.

The Modi government constantly criticised the employment front, made a vital claim today. Union Labour Minister Bhupender Yadav released the employment figure for the first quarter of 2021-22 (April 2021 – June 2021). According to statistics, a total of 3.08 crore people were employed in select nine sectors of the economy in this quarter.

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The survey report has been prepared based on the employment situation in 9 sectors of the economy. These include manufacturing, health, IT/BPO, business, financial services, education, transport, hotels and restaurants and construction sectors have been included.

According to the ministry, only 2.37 crore people were employed in the 2013-14 economic census data. So going by this, employment has increased by 29 per cent.
● The highest number of people (41%) were employed in the manufacturing sector.
● The second-highest number of people (22%) were used in the education sector.
● 8% of the people were employed in the health sector, 7% in business and 7% in the IT/BPO.
● The highest employment growth has been in the IT/BPO sector. This sector has registered an increase of 152%.
● The health sector has reported a rise of 77%, the education sector 39% and manufacturing 22%.

The report also provided information about the employment situation during the lockdown last year. The report acknowledges that about 2.3 million people had to be temporarily unemployed during the lockdown (March 25, 2020, to June 30, 2020).

Twenty-seven per cent of the establishments recorded a decline in the number of employed people, while nearly 70 per cent of the establishments recorded no change. The lowest impact was on establishments related to health and financial services.