Employment survey: the Ministry of Labor begins fieldwork in the informal sector
The government on Sunday launched fieldwork for the Area Establishment Survey (AFES) that will assess employment scenarios in the unorganized segment of nine selected non-agricultural establishments with fewer than 10 employees. The Labor Office, a wing under the Ministry of Labor, will conduct the investigation.
AFES is one component of the Quarterly Establishment Employment Survey (AQEES) for all of India. AQEES seeks to provide estimates of employment, vacancies, training, and other related parameters in organized and unorganized segments of nine major sectors of the economy including manufacturing and IT / BPO.
The other component of AQEES is the Quarterly Employment Survey (EQE) which assesses employment scenarios in nine organized non-agricultural sector establishments with 10 or more employees. The first QES report for the April-June period of the current fiscal year has already been released.
“After a period of one year or a first cycle of AEES, the results of the 4th QES cycle will be merged with the results of the AEES to obtain a consolidated picture of the employment scenario for establishments employing nine workers or less as well. than establishments with 10 or more workers, ”the government said earlier.
According to the first QES, employment in establishments with 10 or more employees in nine selected industries, including construction, manufacturing and IT / BPO, was 3.08 crore in the April to June quarter. 2021-2022, up 29% from 2.37 crore. reported in the Sixth Economic Census (EC-6) 2013-14. Women workers in these organized sector jobs were 29% in April-June 2021, lower than the 31% recorded in EC-6.