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Survey of Employment and Earnings in Large (employing 10 or more persons) Establishments, March 2020 -
Change in employment from March 2019 to March 2020
Employment in large establishments increased by 1,293 from 325,194 (200,107 males and 125,087 females) in March 2019 to 326,487 (199,239 males and 127,248 females) in March 2020.
Main changes in employment were registered in the following industry groups:
Accommodation and food service activities
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Employment in the General Government Sector decreased by 184 from 79,861 in March 2019 to 79,677 in March 2020.
Employment in large Export Oriented Enterprises (EOE) decreased by 2,549 from 46,714 to 44,165.
The number of foreign workers increased by 839 from 30,916 to 31,755.
Change in average earnings from March 2019 to March 2020
Overall average monthly earnings in large establishments increased by 6.2% from Rs 31,819 to Rs 33,777. A general upward trend was observed in almost all industrial groups. Highest increases were registered in ‘Construction’ (+18.9%) and ‘Administrative and support service activities’ (+7.1%).
Average monthly earnings in large establishments of the EOE sector decreased by 1.4% from Rs 17,982 to Rs 17,737.
Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development