Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sikkim 3rd fastest Job Creator in the India: 6th All-India Economic Census

Press Secretary

Office of PD Rai, Lok Sabha MP for Sikkim
Sikkim has registered the second highest percentage growth rate in total number establishments (i.e units engaged in production and/or distribution of goods and services) and the third highest percentage growth in employment between 2005 and 2013 according to the recently released provisional results of the 6th All-India Economic Census.

Sikkim’s growth in number of establishments between 2005 and 2013 stands at 102.92%, which is an impressive 2.5 times the overall national growth rate of 41.74%.

Sikkim registered incredible growth in job creation as well, achieving 77.14% growth in employment, 2.25 times the national employment growth rate of 34. 35%. 

On gender equality, Sikkim ranks 5th with the percentage of female workers as 36.52% out of all workers in the the State.

The Economic Census provides up to date information on number of establishments and number of persons employed of all sectors except crop production and plantation, public administration or social security schemes such as MGNREGS.

In India, five Economic Censuses have been conducted in the past. These were conducted during 1977, 1980, 1990, 1998 and 2005. The Sixth Economic Census was was conducted between January, 2013 and April, 2014 in all the States and Union Territories of the country under the overall guidance of Central Statistics Office of the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI).