Indian Employment Topped by the Manufacturing Industry

The Ministry of Labour released the Quarterly Employment Survey on Thursday which shows that in India, 3.14 crores of workers were being employed across nine industries. According to the survey results, in the September quarter of 2021, the number of workers stood at around 3.10 crore.

The announcement was made on Twitter by Labour Minister Bhupender Yadav. He tweeted, "Happy to inform the report on 3rd Round (Oct-Dec, 2021) of Quarterly Employment Survey shows a rising trend in employment in the organised sector, employing 10 or more workers, of the selected 9 sectors.”

The industries that were covered account for 85% of the total employment out of which the manufacturing sector currently employs the highest (39%) number of workers that is 124 lakhs, followed by education (22%) which has 69.26 lakh workers.

These numbers were followed by IT/BPOs (34.57 lakh), health (32.86 lakh), trade (16.81 lakh), transport (13.20 lakh), financial services (8.85 lakh), accommodation and restaurants (8.11 lakh), and construction (6.19 lakh).

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