Nearly 81% of all employed persons in India make a living by working in the informal sector, with only 6.5% in the formal sector and 0.8% in the household sector, according to a new ILO (International Labour Organisation) report “Women and Men in the Informal Economy – A Statistical Picture (Third edition).”

A majority of women in India are informal workers. The statistics of the ILO report indicates that 95% of work force is in the informal sector. Within the informal economy, women are concentrated more in precarious jobs and lower-earning forms of works as compared to men in India. Women are less likely to be employers and more likely to be unpaid contributing family members or casual wage workers. They are being not paid for their work in their own homes, even they are not being paid if they render the service in the homes of others

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