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Employment rose by 22% in 7 years since 2013-14, says Union Labour Minister Bhupender Yadav

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Employment in the country has increased by 22 per cent in the past seven years since 2013-14, as per the survey reports of labour bureau, Union Labour Minister Bhupender Yadav told Parliament on Thursday. The minister also told the House that according to the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), unemployment among the graduate level job seekers of 15 to 40 years of age has come down.

He told the House that as per PLFS, the rise in employment in IT, healthcare and eduction sectors reflects that employment opportunities were generated through various government programmes.

Replying to a supplementary question in the Rajya Sabha, Yadav said, “employment has increased by 22 per cent in last seven years in comparison to 2013-14. Apart from the farm sector, the other nine sectors like transport, education, hospitality, trade and Information Technology (IT) have witnessed rise in employment.”

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