Informal sector and conditions of employment in India (July 2011 - June 2012)

This report is based on the employment and unemployment survey conducted in the 68th round of NSS during July 2011 to June 2012. The survey was spread over 12,737 FSUs (7,469 villages and 5,268 urban blocks) covering 1,01,724 households (59,700 in rural areas and 42,024 in urban areas) and enumerating 4,56,999 persons (2,80,763 in rural areas and 1,76,236 in urban areas). This report presents the estimates of usual status workforce in the AGEGC and nonagriculture sectors corresponding to various characteristics of enterprises, with special reference to the informal sector (defined to cover proprietary and partnership enterprises) and the estimates of usual status employees in these sectors under various conditions of employment.

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