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The number of men employed in India has fallen by nearly two crore between 2012 and 2017.

The annual report of Periodic Labour Force Survey 2017-18 published by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation confirms the statement.

According to the annual report of Periodic Labour Force Survey(PLFS) 2017-18, India's male employment has shrunk for the past five years. According to the data, India’s male workforce was shrinking, with 28.6 crore employed males. This has been the first instance of a drop in the male workforce that steadily increased from 21.9 crores in 1993-94 to 30.4 crore in 2011-12 when the last NSSO survey was conducted.

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