Organised sector weathers second Covid wave on job front: Labour survey

Among industries, employment generated by the construction sector rose by 42% and the manufacturing sector by 22%

Nikunj OhriIndivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
Bhupender Yadav

Bhupender Yadav, Union Minister for Labour & Employment, releases the report of Quarterly Employment Survey

Nine organised non-farm sectors provided jobs to 29 per cent more people during the first quarter of the current financial year, the period hit by the second Covid wave, over 2013-14, showed a new official employment survey.
However, two services sectors -- trade, accommodation and restaurants -- were battered by the wave and job generation there declined by 25 per cent and 13 per cent, respectively, over this period, showed a first new revamped quarterly employment survey (QES).
On the other hand, the other services sector -- IT and BPO -- hired 152 per cent more, while it is 77 per cent higher in the case of health. This was followed by transport (68 per cent), financial services (48 per cent), and education (39 per cent), showed the survey unveiled by Labour Minister Bhupender Yadav.

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First Published: Sep 27 2021 | 2:17 PM IST

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