New Delhi: Formal job creation in nine key sectors such as manufacturing, construction, trade education and health has shown uptrend with about 2 lakh additional workers joining the workforce during the July-September quarter of the current fiscal.
“The estimated total employment in the nine selected sectors from the second round of QES (July-September, 2021) came out as 3.10 crore approximately, which is 2 lakhs higher than the estimated employment (3.08 crore) from the first round of QES (1st April, 2021),” said All India Quarterly Establishment based Employment Survey (AQEES).
Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav released the report on the second round (July-September 2021) of Quarterly Employment Survey (QES).
Of the total employment estimated in the selected nine sectors, manufacturing accounted for nearly 39%, followed by education with 22% and health as well as IT/BPOs sectors both around 10%.
“Trade and Transport sectors engaged 5.3% and 4.6% of the total estimated workers respectively. It is worth a mention that percentage for the IT/BPO sector in Quarter 1 was only 7%,” the survey said.
Nearly 90% of the establishments covered in the survey have been estimated to work with less than 100 workers, though 30% of the IT/BPO establishments worked with at least 100 workers including about 12% engaging 500 workers or more.
In the health sector, 19% of the establishments had 100 or more workers.
The over-all percentage of female workers stood at 32.1%, higher than 29.3% reported during the first round of QES.
Regular workers constitute 87% of the estimated workforce in the nine selected sectors, with only 2% being casual workers. However, in the construction sector, 20% of the workers were contractual and 6.4% were casual workers.