The overall increase over third quarter of the financial year 2017 (July-September) in the eight sectors under review came to 122,000, which included type of economic activity, gender, type of worker (employee or self-employee), employment status (regular, contractual and casual) and duration of work (part- time or full-time).
Manufacturing, trade, transport, IT-BPO, education and health contributed with an estimated increase of 123,000 workers whereas construction sector saw a decline.
The sectors that saw employment additions include manufacturing, trade, transport, IT-BPO, education and health. There was no change in accommodation and restaurant sectors.
Out of the total estimated change in employment of 122,000 people, females accounted for 52,000 and males 70,000. The self-employed category witnessed an increase of 11,000.
Several economists, including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, criticised the note as having brought untold misery on the common man, especially those in the unorganised sector like daily wagers and migrant workers.
However, the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) is yet to come out with its findings on the effects of demonetisation
on the economy.