The Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge has informed the Rajya Sabha that Reliable estimates of employment and unemployment are obtained through quinquennial labour force surveys conducted by National Sample Survey Office. Last such survey was conducted during 2009-10 .As per two most recent round of surveys, about 23.4 per cent and 25.3 percent of persons were estimates to employed in services sector. Against these estimates persons employed in social sector comprising education, health and social work and other community , social and personal service activity combined together were 6.0 per cent and 5.3 percent ,respectively during the corresponding period.
As per data collected under Employment Market Information programme of Directorate General Of Employment & Training, employment in the organized sector, both public and private, increased from 26.4 million in 2004-05 to 28.7 million in 2009-10.
The Minister was replying to a written question whether it is a fact that organisations working in the social sector in the country are continuously increasing the job opportunities; if so, Government’s reaction thereto; whether it is also a fact that job opportunities are not being increased in the corporate sector in comparison to these organisations; and the details thereof and the rate of increase of job opportunities in social and corporate sector in the year 2011?