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New Delhi: India created 4.36 million formal jobs per year between 2011-12 and 2017-18, the Economic Survey 2019-20 said Friday asserting that the percentage of salaried workers proportion in the labour market has gone up from 18% earlier to 23%.

“The share of regular wage/salaried employees has increased by 5 percentage points from 18% in 2011-12 to 23% in 2017-18. In absolute terms, there was a significant jump of around 2.62 crore (26.2 million) new jobs with 1.21 crore in rural areas and 1.39 crore in urban areas in this category," said the economic survey.

The survey said, along with efforts for generating additional employment, special focus has been on improving quality of jobs and formalization of the economy.

"Remarkably the proportion of women workers in regular wage category have increased by 8 percentage points (from 13% in 2011-12 to 21% in 2017-18) with addition of 0.71 crore new jobs for female workers in this category," the Survey underlined.

The distribution of workers in self-employed category remained unchanged and the proportion of workers in casual labour category decreased by “five percentage points from 30% in 2011-12 to 25% in 2017-18 with the decline being in rural areas".

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