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May-August 2019 is also the second consecutive complete Consumer Pyramids Household Survey to have recorded a sequential increase in employment

Mahesh Vyas 

Mahesh Vyas

During May-August 2019, an estimated 404.9 million persons were employed in India. This implies that 2.5 million more people were employed during these months compared to a year ago, when employment was of the order of 402.4 million.

This is a healthy sign because during the preceding two May-August periods, employment had fallen in similar year-over-year comparisons. Employment during May-August 2018 was 5.5 million lower than it was in May-August 2017 which, in turn, was 0.6 million lower than it was in May-August 2016. May-August 2019 is also the second consecutive complete ...

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First Published: Mon, October 21 2019. 23:59 IST
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