Quarterly Report on Employment


The latest report of Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) released by Labour Bureau till date is for the 4th Round (1 January, 2017 over 1 October, 2016) in the selected eight major sectors such as; Manufacturing, Construction, Trade, Transport, Education, Health, Accommodation & Restaurants and IT/BPO. According to 4th round survey report, there is an overall increase in employment of 1.22 lakh workers over the previous quarter i.e. 1st January, 2017 over 1st October, 2016. The Survey report has certain limitations:

It is based on 6th Economic Census framework, which was conducted during January, 2013 to April, 2014. Therefore, it doesn’t capture the employment data of new units which emerged after May, 2014 onwards.

The scope of QES is limited to all the establishments having 10 or more workers.

There is an overall increase in employment of 1.24 lakh Contract workers over the previous quarter i.e. 1st January, 2017 over 1st October, 2016, across 8 sectors at all India level as per the 4th report of the QES Survey.

According to 4th report of the QES Survey, the regular workers showed an overall increase in employment of 1.39 lakh workers over the previous quarter i.e. 1st January, 2017 over 1st October, 2016 at all India level whereas, the 2nd round of the survey showed an overall increase in employment of 1.11 lakh workers over the previous quarter i.e. 1st July, 2016 over 1st April, 2016 at all India level.

This information was given by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.


 
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