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Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
03-December-2010 17:41 IST
Eighth Quarterly Survey Report on “Effect of Economic Slowdown on Employment in India” July to September 2010
The Government has been continuously watching the effect of employment situation due to global financial crisis and economic slowdown in India SINCE September 2008

The Government has been continuously watching the effect of employment situation due to global financial crisis and economic slowdown in India SINCE September 2008. The current survey to assess the impact of economic slowdown on employment in India is the Eighth in the series of “Quarterly Quick Employment Surveys in Affected Sectors” covering the period July to September 2010 conducted by Labour Bureau.

In the eighth quarterly quick employment survey, the sample establishments covered in the previous survey have been revisited to assess the changes in employment. During the survey, the information has been collected from 2,558 units / establishments by covering 21 centres spread across eleven States and union territory.

The results about effect on employment in the eight selected sectors i.e. textiles including apparels, leather, metals, automobiles, gems & jewellery, transport, IT/BPO and handloom / powerloom are briefly summarized as below:-

·                It may be observed from the enclosed statement that the upward trend in employment has been continuously observed since July 2009. During the quarter July to September 2010, the employment has increased in respect of all the eight sectors and the overall employment has increased by 4.35 lakh during the quarter.

·                At the sectoral level, the maximum increase of 2.45 lakh in employment during the period June, 2010 over March, 2010 is in Textiles including Apparel, followed by increase of 1.08 lakh in IT/BPO sector, 0.29 lakh in automobile industry and 0.27 lakh in the metal industry.

·                The maximum increase in employment is seen in the direct category of workers where it has increased by 3.85 lakh as compared to 0.50 lakh in the contract category of workers at overall level during the period September 2010 over June, 2010.

·                In the export oriented units, the employment at the overall level has increased by 3.05 lakh whereas in the non-exporting units, it has increased by 1.30 lakh during the period September 2010 over June 2010.

·                While comparing the results of the last four quarterly surveys period i.e. September 2010 over September 2009, the overall employment has increased by 12.96 lakh, with highest increase in IT/BPO (8.54 lakh) followed by 1.52 lakh in textiles, 1.37 lakh in metals, 1.10 lakh in automobiles and 0.93 lakh in gems & jewellery during the same period.

Sector-wise Changes in Estimated Employment based on Seven Quarterly Surveys conducted by Labour Bureau

(in lakh)

Industry / Group

Changes in Employment during the Quarter

2008 – 09

2009 – 10

2010 – 11

October to December

January to March

April to June

July to September

October to December

January to March

April to June

July to September

1. Mining

(-) 0.11

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

2. Textiles including apparels

(-) 1.72

2.08

(-) 1.54

3.18

0.16

(-) 1.19

(-) 0.63

2.45

3. Leather

*

(-) 0.33

0.07

(-) 0.08

0.09

0.00

0.21

0.04

4. Metals

(-) 1.06

(-) 0.29

(-) 0.01

0.65

0.23

0.04

0.45

0.27

5. Automobiles

(-) 0.83

0.02

0.23

0.24

0.06

0.29

0.51

0.29

6. Gems & Jewellery

(-) 0.99

0.33

(-) 0.20

0.58

0.07

0.24

0.04

0.04

7. Transport

(-) 0.96

(-) 0.04

(-) 0.01

0.00

(-) 0.02

(-) 0.02

(-) 0.21

0.13

8. IT/BPO

0.76

0.92

(-) 0.34

0.26

5.70

1.29

1.29

1.08

9. Handloom / Powerloom

*

0.07

0.49

0.15

0.09

(-) 0.05

(-) 0.04

0.06

Overall –All the above Sectors

(-) 4.91

2.76

(-) 1.31

4.97

6.38

0.61

1.62

4.35

* Not covered

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