When it comes to providing employment in the services sector,Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh have emerged as the top states in the country. However,Delhi,Uttaranchal and Jammu and Kashmir are among the states that have performed poorly.
According to the NSSO Uttar Pradesh provided 12.16 per cent employment in the services sector in 2006-07,while Andhra Pradesh provided employment to 11.07 per cent. These were closely followed by Maharashtra,West Bengal and Tamil Nadu,which provided employment to 10.13 per cent,10.07 per cent and 8.78 per cent respectively. About 52 per cent of all workers in the sector are concentrated in these states.
Among the worst performing states,Delhi provided to only 0.97 per cent of the population,while Uttaranchal and Jammu and Kashmir each provided employment to 0.73 per cent of the total population. The services sector is one of the prime engagers of Indias workforce. According to the NSSO,about 3.35 crore people were estimated to be working in service sector enterprises during 2006-07. The NSSO says nearly 54 per cent of this workforce belonged to the rural sector. Top segments of the service sector were transport,storage and communication (25 per cent),financial intermediation (17 per cent),hotels and restaurants (15 per cent) community,social and personal services (15 per cent) and education ( 12 per cent).