The share of regular wage earners and salaried employees in the total urban workforce increased marginally between April-June 2018 and January-March 2019 — from 48.3% to 50% — with women faring better than men, the latest Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) released by the National Statistical Organisation (NSO) showed.
According to data released on Saturday, the rising trend has been maintained over the last four quarters, with women salaried workers, representing organised sector workers, seeing a 2.1 percentage point increase, compared to 1.5 percentage points for male workers.
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In all, over a fifth of youth in Indian cities who were available in the job market was unable to find employment in the last quarter of 2018-19, the PLFS data says. In January-March 2019, the quarter from which latest data is available, the survey estimates 22.5% unemployment rate in people aged 15 to 29 years.
Source: Economic Times