Economy

25 lakh jobs created in labour-intensive sectors: Govt

PTI New Delhi | Updated on May 02, 2012

Over 25 lakh jobs were created between October 2008 and December 2011 in selected labour-intensive and export- oriented sectors, such as textiles, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

“According to the survey results, overall estimated employment in all selected sectors has experienced a net addition of 25.84 lakh from the first survey (October 2008 to December 2008) to the 13th survey (October 2011 to December 2011),” the Labour and Employment, Mr Mallikarjun Kharge, said during Question Hour.

He said the government has been continuously assessing the effect of global economic slowdown on employment situation in India since 2008.

As per the 13th survey covering October to December 2011, Mr Kharge said that at the overall level, employment is estimated to have increased by 2.26 lakh during this period.

“At the industry level, the maximum increase is observed in the IT/BPO sector where employment is estimated to have increased by 1.09 lakh,” he said.

Published on May 02, 2012

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