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Employment in agriculture soars in Maharashtra

The largest provider of employment in Maharashtra is the agricultural sector

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Mahesh Vyas
The total employment in Maharashtra has improved significantly since the pandemic. Over 3 million people gained employment in the state between September-December 2019 and September-December 2022.

The September-December 2019 period was when the 18th Wave and the September-December 2022 period was when the 27th Wave of the full panel of CMIE’s Consumer Pyramids Household Survey was administered. The former was the last pre-pandemic Wave and the latter is the latest post-pandemic Wave.

The increase in employment over this three-year period was driven mainly by the addition of labour in the agriculture and industry sectors, and not in services. In fact,
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First Published: Mar 20 2023 | 11:59 PM IST

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