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Share of service sector employment in India 2016 by industry

The surplus labor industry which includes self employed labor and petty production industries, accounted for more than 55 percent of all service sector employment. Whereas, new industries like finance, IT-BPO, and organized retail industry accounted for only about 15 percent of the service sector employment.

Share of service sector employment in India in 2016, by industry

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Release date

September 2018



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Supplementary notes

*Surplus industries refer to industries dominated by self-employment and petty production. Social industries refer to the education, health, and public administration sectors. And finance, IT-BPO, and organized retail.

Numbers do not add up to 100 due to exclusion of some industries in the source data.

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