New Delhi: Continuing its upward trend, employment in the country during the October-December quarter last year increased by 2.26 lakh, the government said on Friday.
During this quarter, the increase was visible across all the sectors except leather and automobile.
The results were based on the thirteenth quarterly survey report carried out by the Labour Bureau of the Labour and Employment Ministry to assess the effect of economic slowdown on employment in India'.
The survey was first carried out in 2008 following the slowdown in global economy, and since then the survey said overall estimated employment in all selected sectors has experienced a net addition of 25.84 till the latest survey.
The sectors taken to conduct the survey were textiles, leather, metals, automobiles, gems and jewellery, transport, IT/BPO and handloom/powerloom.
Referring to the October-December quarterly survey, the report said at the sectoral level, the maximum increase of 1.09 lakh in employment was witnessed in IT/BPO sector during this period as compared to the same period a year before.
This was followed by followed by increase of 0.78 lakh in textiles including apparels, 0.34 lakh in transport, 0.13 lakh in handloom/powerloom and 0.10 lakh in gems and jewellery.
The report further said the maximum increase in overall employment by 1.94 lakh was seen in the direct category of workers as compared to 0.32 lakh in the contract category of workers.
In the export-oriented units, the employment at the overall level increased by 2.67 lakh while in the non-exporting units, it decreased by 0.41 lakh.