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Employment in agriculture soars in Maharashtra

The largest provider of employment in Maharashtra is the agricultural sector


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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