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Indians work the longest but earn the least: Report

Indians earn some of the lowest minimum wages in the world. Indians earn $215 (about Rs 15, 823) a month, higher only to Bangladeshis, and ILO report has said.

February 28, 2021 / 04:07 PM IST
Source:reuters

Source:reuters

Indians work longer than their global counterparts but earn one of the lowest minimum wages, an analysis of the data from the International Labour Organization (ILO) shows.

On average, Indians work 48 hours a week, clocking longer hours than workers in only four countries—Gambia, Mongolia, Maldives, and Qatar (where a quarter of the population is Indian), a Mint report that looked into the ILO data said.

According to the , Indians earn some of the lowest minimum wages in the world.

The ILO report ranked countries according to gross monthly minimum wage levels, 2019 (Purchasing Power Parity values). Indians earn $215 (about Rs 15, 823) a month, higher only than Bangladeshis.