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    13.08 lakh new jobs created in August: ESIC payroll data

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    The report said that since the number of subscribers are from various sources, there are elements of overlap and the estimates are not additive. The NSO also said the report does not measure employment at a holistic level.

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    A net of 10.86 lakh new enrolments with the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) were recorded in August, as compared to 11.71 lakh in July this year.
    NEW DELHI: Around 13 lakh jobs were created in August, lower than 14.49 lakh in the previous month (July), according to the payroll data of Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).

    Gross enrolments of new subscribers with the ESIC were 1.49 crore during 2018-19, the National Statistical Office (NSO) said in a report.

    It also showed that during September 2017 to August 2019, around 2.97 crore new subscribers joined the ESIC scheme.

    The NSO report is based on the payroll data of new subscribers of various social security schemes run by the ESIC, retirement fund body EPFO and the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA).

    It has been releasing the payroll data or new subscribers data of these three bodies since April 2018, covering a period starting from September 2017.

    The report showed that gross new enrolments with the ESIC during September 2017 to March 2018 were 83.35 lakh.

    A net of 10.86 lakh new enrolments with the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) were recorded in August, as compared to 11.71 lakh in July this year.

    During 2018-19, 61.12 lakh new subscribers on a net basis joined the social security schemes run by the EPFO. Similarly, the net new enrolments were 15.52 lakh during September 2017 to March 2018.

    It showed that during September 2017 to August 2019; around 2.75 crore new subscribers joined the EPF scheme.

    The report said that since the number of subscribers are from various sources, there are elements of overlap and the estimates are not additive.

    The NSO said the present report gives different perspectives on the levels of employment in the formal sector and does not measure employment at a holistic level.

    11 Comments on this Story

    Ravie Gupta452 days ago
    if this data is assumed to be correct, even at 80% correction, shows creation of substantial new jobs. hence unemployment should not be cause of concern, albeit few sectors like automobile.
    Sanujit Roy452 days ago
    when many are loosing jobs what type of jobs are these?Swiggy and Ola
    SAURABH KUMAR452 days ago
    Even after si many years if independence we do not have a credible source of employment numbers...First the basic problem of identifying unemployed and partially or permanently employed should be resolved before we can even think of fixing the problem...
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