Survey of Employment and Earnings in Large Establishment
March 2008

Highlights

Employment

1. Employment in large establishments increased by 6,100 from 299,400 (192,500 males and 106,900 females) in March 2007 to 305,500 (196,200 males and 109,300 females) in March 2008.
Main increases in employment were registered in the following industrial groups:

Real estate, renting and business activities +1,900
Hotels and restaurants +1,900
Financial Intermediation +1,400
Construction +1,000

On the other hand, a decrease of 2,600 in employment was registered in ‘Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing’.

2. Foreign workers stood at about 22,800 (13,800 males and 9,000 females) in March 2008, compared to 19,900 (10,800 males and 9,100 females) in March 2007.

3. Employment in large Export Oriented Enterprises (EOE) establishments increased by 700 from 66,100 in March 2007 to 66,800 in March 2008.


Earnings

4. The highest average earnings were registered in the ‘Financial intermediation’ sector ( Rs 27,400) followed by the ‘Electricity, gas and water’ sector (Rs 24,400) while the lowest earnings was registered in the ‘Mining and quarrying’ sector (Rs 6,700).

5. Overall average monthly earnings in large establishments increased by about 8.0 % from Rs. 13,400 in March 2007 to Rs.14,400 in March 2008. A general upward trend was observed in all industrial groups. The highest increases were noted in ‘Transport, storage and communications’(13%), ‘Financial intermediation’ (12%), ‘Real estate, renting and business activities’ (10%) and ‘Wholesale & retail trade; repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles, personal and household goods’ (10%).

6. Average monthly earnings in the EOE sector grew by 4% from Rs. 7,600 in March 2007 to Rs. 7,900 in March 2008.

September 2008

More : Economic and Social Indicator - Survey of Employment and Earnings in Large Establishment - March 2008

Table 1 - Change in employment in large establishments by industrial group and sex, March 2007 - March 2008

Table 2 - Employment in large establishments by sex and industrial group, March 2006 - March 2008

Table 3 - Employment in the General Government sector by industrial group and sex, March 2006 - March 2008

Table 4 - Employment in large establishments of EOE sector by industrial group and sex , March 2006 - March 2008

Table 5 - Average monthly earnings1 in large establishments by industrial group, March 2006 - March 2008

Table 6 - Average monthly earnings1 in large establishments of EOE sector , March 2006 - March 2008

 

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