Report on effect of economic slowdown on employment in India

The present survey is the 12th in the series of “Quarterly Quick Employment Surveys” conducted by the Bureau to assess the impact of economic slowdown on employment in India. The survey was conducted in the month of October & November, 2011 and covers the period July-September, 2011. A total of 2,215 sample units have been covered during the survey in eight selected sectors viz. textiles, leather, metals, automobiles, gems & jewellery, transport, IT/BPO and handloom/powerloom. At overall level, the employment has increased by 3.15 lakh during the period September, 2011 over June, 2011. At industry level, the maximum increase is observed in the IT/BPO sector where the employment increased by 2.04 lakh during the reference period. In the direct category of workers, the employment has increased by 3.18 lakh during the period September, 2011 over June, 2011. During the reference period, employment in the exporting units has increased by 1.96 lakh at overall level of the sectors covered in the survey.

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