Job seekers in India: Marginal decline in number of jobseekers between 2015 and 2017

Job seekers in India: Marginal decline in number of jobseekers between 2015 and 2017

The number of job seekers in the country marginally declined between 2015 and 2017 from 4.35 crore in 2015 to 4.24 crore in 2017, labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar informed Parliament on Monday.

“As per the information received from the states/UTs, the number of job seekers, all of whom may not necessarily be unemployed, registered on live register of employment exchanges in the country to the extent available were 4.35 crore, 4.34 crore and 4.24 crore during 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively,” the minister said in reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Monday.

“There has been a total positive change in employment from April 2016 to October, 2017 to the tune of 6.16 lakh workers in the selected eight sectors of the economy,” he said.

According to the minister, labour bureau has initiated revamped quarterly employment survey (QES) in April, 2016 by extending scope and coverage with the objective to measure relative change in employment situation over successive quarters in sizeable segment of non-farm industrial economy covering eight major sectors viz. manufacturing, construction, trade, transport, education, health, accommodation & restaurants and IT/BPO having 10 or more workers.




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