64,000 jobs increased, decline in manufacturing sector: Employment Survey

Labour Bureau on Monday said its revamped Quarterly Employment Survey (QES), launched in April 2016, shows an increase of 64,000 jobs during the April-June quarter of 2017.
According to an official release by the Union Ministry, the data shows a fall in manufacturing sector employment to the tune of 87,000.

“The Sixth Quarterly Employment Survey has shown an increase of 64,000 jobs during the April-June quarter of 2017,” the release said. The survey has conducted since April, 2016 with the objective of measuring relative change in employment situation over successive quarters in sizeable segment of non-farm industrial economy.

These segment covering 8 major sectors such as manufacturing, construction, trade, transport, education, health, accommodation and Restaurants and IT/BPO.

According to the survey, these 8 sectors constitute around 81 percent of the total employment of units with 10 or more workers (organized sector) in the Sixth Economic Census. The Ministry said that the survey observed an increasing trend over and above the four preceding quarters.

“The successive reports from second quarter of QES upto sixth quarter revealed a consistent positive change in estimated employment by 77,000 second quarter, followed by 32,000 in third, 1.22 lakh in the fourth quarter, 1.85 lakh in the fifth and 64,000 in sixth quarter”, the survey said.

The fall in manufacturing sector employment to the tune of 87,000 due to seasonal activities during this period since unit level data suggest that fall in employment was essentially registered in brick manufacturing units with the onset of monsoons, the release added.

 

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