39K new regular jobs but 1.26 lakh contract & casual jobs lost in manufacturing in Q1 FY18: Labour Bureau

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While six out of eight sectors have added new jobs, manufacturing and transport have lost jobs.

The quarterly employment survey report from the Labour Bureau, an attached office of the Ministry of Labour & Employment, reveals that 64000 new jobs were added between April and June 2017, over the January–March 2017 quarter, across eight sectors at an all India level.

Out of these 64,000 new jobs, 51,000 were for women workers and 13,000 for men.

Six out of eight sectors have added new jobs, while manufacturing and transport have lost jobs.

In the education sector, 99,000 new jobs were added followed by 31,000 jobs in the health sector. The construction sector added 10 thousand jobs, while the trade sector added 7 thousand jobs. The accommodation & restaurant sector created five thousand new jobs followed by the IT/BPO sector with two thousand jobs during the same period.

The growth has happened due to an increase in regular jobs—1.48 lakhs— while there was a loss of contract (64,000) and casual (23000) jobs.

The manufacturing sector lost the maximum number of jobs – 65,000 for men and 22,000 for women.

The loss of jobs in the manufacturing sector has been primarily due to drop in contract and casual jobs. 39,000 regular manufacturing jobs were added during this period, but 54,000 contractual workers and 72,000 casual workers lost their jobs. In this sector, there was no change for the self-employed.

The education sector was the largest job creator having added 99,000 jobs – 46,000 for men and 53,000 for women. Of these, 90,000 were regular jobs, 3,000 contractual and 6,000 casual.

The survey covered 11,179 units in the eight sectors throughout the country, including all the establishments with 10 or more workers.

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