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Four lakh jobs created in December quarter by nine key sectors: Govt

“The estimated total employment in the nine select sectors came in at 3.14 crore which is 4 lakh higher than the estimate for September 2021 quarter,” the labour and employment ministry said.

New Delhi / April 28, 2022 / 12:54 PM IST
Representational Image. A worker cuts metal inside a workshop manufacturing metal pipes in Mumbai.

Representational Image. A worker cuts metal inside a workshop manufacturing metal pipes in Mumbai.

Nine key sectors including trade, manufacturing and IT created 400,000 jobs during October-December 2021, the government said on Thursday in its quarterly employment survey (QES).

“The estimated total employment in the nine select sectors came in at 3.14 crore which is 4 lakh higher than the estimate for September 2021 quarter,” the labour and employment ministry said.

When QES was revived and the first report was published for Q1 of FY22, the number of people employed in these nine sectors were 3.08 crore.

Other than trade, manufacturing, and IT/BPO, other sectors considered were financial services, education, health, construction, transport and accommodation and restaurant.