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India lost 87,000 manufacturing jobs in April-June 2017, says Labour Bureau survey

A loss of 87,000 jobs was seen in April-June quarter of 2017 in the manufacturing sector in comparison to a decline of 12,000 jobs in the corresponding period last year, the sixth round of Quarterly Employment Survey released by Labour Bureau showed.

India lost 87,000 manufacturing jobs in April-June 2017, says Labour Bureau survey
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A loss of 87,000 jobs was seen in April-June quarter of 2017 in the manufacturing sector in comparison to a decline of 12,000 jobs in the corresponding period last year, the sixth round of Quarterly Employment Survey released by Labour Bureau and published by The Indian Express showed. The total employment in the eight key sectors of the economy observed an addition of 64,000 jobs over the previous quarter, the lowest rate of job increase in three quarters. The sectors include manufacturing, construction, trade, transport, accommodation and restaurant, IT/BPO, education and health. There was a total addition of 77,000 workers in the eight sectors in the April-June quarter of 2016, that amounts to an increase of 1.85 lakh workers in January-March quarter of 2017. The transport sector witnessed a loss of 3,000 jobs in the April-June quarter of 2017.

Education, construction performed good

The education sector outperformed all other sectors as 99,000 workers were added to it during April-June over the last quarter, the survey said. The construction sector saw an employment hike of 10,000 workers during the same period. The trade and restaurant sectors saw an increase of 7,000 and 5,000 jobs, respectively.

IT/BPO sector

An edition of 2,000  and 31,000 workers was witnessed in IT/BPO and health sector, respectively in April-June last year, the survey further showed.

Self-employed sector

Out of the total addition of 64,000 jobs during April-June last year, the number of self-employed workers increased by 3,000 and employees category saw an increase of 61,000 workers. An increase of 13,000 male workers and 51,000 female workers was witnessed in the total increase in employment.

The sixth round of Quarterly Employment Survey released by Labour Bureau includes all the firms having 10 more more employees in the eight key sectors. The number reported in the report is based on the survey of 11,179 units covering all the states and Union Territories.

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First published on: 19-02-2018 at 09:56:36 am