Unorganised Workers In Select Sectors To Be Hit Business Line 15 MarchPresentation Transcript
Unorganised workers in select sectors to be hit by slowdown National Sample Survey Organisation’s findings on distribution of workforce useful. Source: Business Line Date: 15/03/09 Name: Amit Sethi
A slump in food products, textiles, tobacco and wood products, transport, finance and hotels could hit workers harder than a slowdown that passes these sectors by and targets some of the others.
This is because unorganized workers in manufacturing and services are found more in a clutch of sectors such as these compared to the rest.
The services sector accounts for 60 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product and about 25 per cent of the total workforce, which works out to about 11 crore people.
According to a recently released report of the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) on the service sector, 25 per cent of the workforce in this segment is in transport, storage and communication, 7 per cent in financial intermediation, 15 per cent in hotels and restaurants, 15 per cent in community, social and personal services and 12 per cent in education.
As for the spatial distribution of the workforce, Uttar Pradesh has the highest share (12 per cent) of essentially unorganised workers in service sector, followed by Andhra Pradesh (11 per cent), Maharashtra (10 per cent), West Bengal (10 per cent) and Tamil Nadu (9 per cent).
In the case of manufacturing, West Bengal has the highest share (15 per cent) of unorganised workers, followed by Uttar Pradesh (14.5 per cent), Tamil Nadu (9 per cent), Andhra Pradesh (8 per cent) and Maharashtra (8 per cent).
In this article, mainly data regarding the Workforce is given and it can be used in GD’s