Monday, August 18, 2014

Sikkim 3rd-fastest Job Creator in India: 6th All-India Economic Census

GANGTOK, 17 Aug: Sikkim has registered the third highest percentage growth in employment between 2005 and 2013 as per the recently released provisional results of the 6th All-India Economic Census.
The state has also recorded the second highest percentage growth rate in total number establishments (i.e units engaged in production and/or distribution of goods and services) between 2005 and 2013. The growth rate stands at 102.92%, which is an impressive 2.5 times the overall national growth rate of 41.74%, a press communiqué received from Lok Sabha MP, PD Rai’s office points out.
Sikkim registered incredible growth in job creation achieving 77.14% growth in employment, 2.25 times the national employment growth rate of 34. 35%.
On gender equality, Sikkim ranks 5th with the percentage of female workers as 36.52% out of all workers in the State.
In India, five Economic Censuses have been conducted in the past. These were conducted during 1977, 1980, 1990, 1998 and 2005. The Sixth Economic Census was was conducted between January, 2013 and April, 2014 in all the States and Union Territories of the country under the overall guidance of Central Statistics Office of the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI).

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