The Outreach | 19/02/2022 10:57 AM | Click to read full article
India saw an addition of 16 million jobs in July 2021 but salaried jobs fell by 3.2 million compared to June while they were less by 10 million compared to pre-Covid levels, the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy said.
As per the CMIE, the growth of employment in July was therefore mostly among agricultural labourers and construction workers. “This, with due respect to all forms of labour, is poor quality of employment. It is mostly informal and at least in the case of agriculture, very likely temporary in nature,” it said.