Total employment in 9 key sectors rises to 3.10 crore in July-Sept. 2021: QES report

admin January 12, 2022
Updated 2022/01/12 at 2:03 PM

According to the second round of the Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) released by the Union Labour and Employment Ministry on Monday, nine sectors account for about 85% of total employment in establishments with 10 or more workers hired two lakh more people in July-September 2021 than in April-June 2021.

According to the report, “The estimated total employment in the nine selected sectors from the second round of QES (July-September 2021) was roughly 3.10 crore, which is 2 lakh more than the estimated employment (3.08 crore) from the first round of QES (April 1, 2021).”

Manufacturing, construction, commerce, transportation, education, health, accommodation and restaurants, IT/BPOs, and financial services are all included in the report, which was issued by Labour Minister Bhupender Yadav.

Mr. Yadav said the other three surveys undertaken by the Ministry last year were proceeding well at the virtual launch event. By July or August, the results of the migrant labour survey should be released. Domestic employees were surveyed, and quarterly findings for the area-based employment survey will be provided soon. Even during the pandemic, employment grew, according to the QES.

Meanwhile, according to the second QES survey, which included 11,503 establishments, roughly 90% of the establishments had fewer than 100 employees, while 30% of IT/BPO companies had more than 100 employees.

“The total proportion of female employees was 32.1%, up from 29.3% in the first round of the QES.” In the nine sectors studied, regular employees make up 87% of the workforce, while casual workers make up just 2%. However, in the construction industry, 20% of employees are contractual, and 6.4% are casual, the report said.

It also said 5.6% of the total establishments had reported vacancies, a total of 4.3 lakh. While the majority of the vacancies (65.8%) were due to unidentified causes, 23% were due to resignations, and 11.7% were due to employee retirement.


Source: The Hindu

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