Labour Ministry says almost all major sectors shown growth in employment

Minister of Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar today informed the Lok Sabha that except the Construction Sector, all major sectors have shown growth in employment in the country. While replying to a question, the Minister further said that Labour Bureau initiated Revamped Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) in April, 2016 by extending scope and coverage with the objective to measure the relative change in employment situation over successive quarters in the sizeable segment of Non-farm Industrial economy covering eight major sectors including Manufacturing, Construction, Trade, Transport, Education, Health, Accommodation and Restaurants and IT/BPO having 10 or more workers.

The Minister also said that there has been a total positive change in employment from April 2016 to October 2017 to the tune of 6.16 lakh workers in the selected eight sectors of the economy.

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