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According to a Labor Bureau poll, 3.14 crore individuals were engaged in nine industries in the December quarter of 2021, demonstrating a rising trend in organised sector employment.

The number of workers was estimated to reach around 3.10 crore in the September quarter of 2021.

The report of the Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) for the period October-December 2021 was released on Thursday by the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

In a tweet, Labour Minister Bhupender Yadav said, "Happy to tell the report on the 3rd Round (Oct–Dec, 2021) of Quarterly Employment Survey reveals a rising trend in employment in organised sector, employing 10 or more employees, of the selected 9 sectors."

He stated the number of workers employed was 314.54 lakh, citing the study (3.1454 crore).

Manufacturing, Construction, Trade, Transportation, Education, Health, Accommodation & Restaurants, IT/BPOs, and Financial Services are among the nine industries for which QES collects employment data.

In the 6th Economic Census, these industries accounted for nearly 85% of total employment in units with 10 or more workers.

The manufacturing industry, according to the research, employs roughly 39% of the anticipated total number of workers, followed by the education sector, which employs 22%.

According to the government, the manufacturing sector employed the most people during the period, with 124 lakh, followed by education with 69.26 lakh.

IT/BPOs (34.57 lakh), health (32.86 lakh), trade (16.81 lakh), transportation (13.20 lakh), financial services (8.85 lakh), accommodation and restaurants (8.11 lakh), and construction (8.11 lakh) were the next most popular (6.19 lakh).

Almost every establishment (99.4%) was registered under a distinct statute.

In all, 23.55 percent of units provided on-the-job training to their employees. According to the government, the health sector had 34.87 percent of units providing on-the-job training, followed by IT/BPOs with 31.1 percent.

The Labor Bureau conducts the survey to give frequent (quarterly) updates on employment and related factors in establishments in both organised and unorganised parts of nine specified sectors, which account for the majority of total non-farm employment.