SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS IN LARGE ESTABLISHMENTS

March 2007 (Preliminary results)

Highlights

Employment

1. Employment in large establishments increased by 5,200 from 293,900 (189,000 males and 104,900 females) in March 2006 to 299,100 (192,500 males and 106,600 females) in March 2007. The increase was largely accounted for by a rise of 3,600 in the number of foreign workers (2,700 males and 900 females) from 16,300 (8,100 males and 8,200 females) in March 2006 to 19,900 (10,800 males and 9,100 females) in March 2007.

2. Main increases in employment were registered in the following industrial groups:

Real estate, renting and business activities + 2,100
Manufacturing +700
Construction +700
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles, motor cycles, personal and household goods +700
Hotels and restaurants +700

Increase in workforce in ICT companies contributed most to the high increase in “Real estate, renting and business activities’

3. Employment in large EPZ establishments increased by 300 from 65,200 (24,100 males and 41,100 females) in March 2006 to 65,500 (25,300 males and 40,200 females) in March 2007.

Earnings

4. Overall average monthly earnings in large establishments increased by 6% from Rs. 12,600 in March 2006 to Rs.13,400 in March 2007. The highest increase was registered in the industry groups ‘Electricity, gas and water’ (9%), ‘Health and social work’ (9%) followed by ‘Construction’ (+8%) while the lowest increase was noted in ‘Real estate, renting and business activities’ (2%).

5. Average monthly earnings in the EPZ sector increased by 7% from Rs. 7,100 in March 2006 to Rs. 7,600 in March 2007.

September 2007

More : Economic and Social Indicator - SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS IN LARGE ESTABLISHMENTS - March 2007 (Preliminary results)

Introduction

Table 1 - Change in employment in large establishments by industrial group and sex, March 2006 - March 2007

Table 2 - Employment in large establishments by sex and industrial group, March 2005 - March 2007

Table 3 - Employment in the General Government sector by industrial group and sex, March 2005 - March 2007

Table 4 - Employment in large establishments of EPZ by industrial group and sex , March 2005 - March 2007

Table 5 - Average monthly earnings in large establishments by industrial group, March 2005 - March 2007

Table 6 - Average monthly earnings in large establishments of EPZ , March 2005 - March 2007

 

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