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Most job vacancies recorded during third Covid wave were in health sector

Besides health, trade and IT/BPO sectors saw vacancies increasing during the pandemic's Omicron phase

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As many as 565 vacancies were reported in the financial services sector, constituting just 0.4 per cent of the total vacancies

Indivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
The health sector saw the highest number of vacant positions reported in the fourth quarter of 2021-22, when India was battling the third wave of Covid-19 caused by the Omicron variant, shows a survey by the government’s labour bureau.

Vacancies in the sector rose 40 per cent in that quarter to 65,958 from 47,076 in the previous three months, showed the fourth round of quarterly employment survey released on Monday.

In contrast, overall job vacancies declined almost 19 per cent to 150,773 in the quarter from 185,343 in the previous three months.

As such, unoccupied posts in the health sector constituted

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First Published: Sep 28 2022 | 6:14 PM IST

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