Government Survey Shows Rising Trend in Organized Sector Employment: Bhupender Yadav

The Department of Labor and Employment has released the quarterly employment survey report for the period October to December 2021

The Department of Labor and Employment has released the quarterly employment survey report for the period October to December 2021

Up to 3.14 million workers were employed across nine industries in the December quarter of 2021, according to a survey by the employment agency, indicating an upward employment trend in the organized sector.

In the September quarter of 2021, the number of workers was around 3.10 million.

The Department of Labor and Employment (MOLE) released the Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) report for the period October to December 2021 on Thursday.

“I am pleased to report that the report on the 3rd round (Oct-Dec 2021) of the quarterly employment survey shows an increasing employment trend in the organized sector employing 10 or more workers from the selected 9 sectors”, said Union Labor Minister Bhupender Yadav in a tweet.

Citing the survey, he said the number of employees stood at 314.54 lakh (3.1454 million).

QES collects employment data related to establishments with 10 or more employees across nine sectors – manufacturing, construction, retail, transportation, education, health, lodging and restaurants, IT/BPOs, and financial services.

These sectors accounted for about 85% of total employment in units of 10 or more employees at the 6th Economic Census.

According to the report, manufacturing is the largest employer, accounting for around 39% of the estimated total number of workers, followed by education at 22%.

Citing the survey, the ministry said manufacturing had the maximum number of workers during the period at 124 lakh, followed by education at 69.26 lakh.

It was followed by IT/BPOs (34.57 lakh), health (32.86 lakh), trade (16.81 lakh), transportation (13.20 lakh) and financial services (8.85 lakh), accommodation and restaurants (8, 11 lakh) and construction (6.19 lakh). lakh).

Almost all (99.4%) companies were registered under different statutes.

Overall, about 23.55% of the units offered on-the-job training to their employees. Among the 9 sectors, 34.87% of units in the healthcare sector offered on-the-job training, followed by IT/BPOs at 31.1%, the ministry said in a statement.

The survey is conducted by the Labor Office to provide frequent (quarterly) updates on employment and related variables of holdings in both organized and unorganized segments of the nine selected sectors, which account for a majority of total employment in the non-agricultural holdings.

The employment office is subordinate to the ministry.

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