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Medical, dental, veterinary

20

0.9

Teachers

142

6.0

Professional technical and related works

22

0.9

Clerical and related workers

20

0.9

Wholesale and retail

37

1.6

Salesperson and street vendors

88

3.7

Cooks and waiters

29

1.2

Maids and housekeeping

454

19.3

Building caretaker and cleaner

30

1.3

Laundry, dry cleaner

37

1.6

Guards

31

1.3

Farmers

325

13.8

Livestock, dairy and poultry

32

1.4

Spinner, weaver and knitter

56

2.4

Food and beverage processors

34

1.4

Tobacco preparers

20

0.9

Tailor, dressmaker

718

30.6

Others

254

10.8

Total

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100.0

largest source of employment.

But while male employment is distributed across

Table 8. Major female occupations in urban areas (10 years and above)

thousand

%

Source: Compiled from LFS 1999/2000

Needless to say, the RMG industry has brought significant economic benefits to poor women who were previously deprived of any means of income generation or had only limited choices with low economic and social remuneration, for instance, as domestic servants, construction workers and sex-workers (Zohir and

the RMG important

various sub-sectors, female employment is highly concentrated in

an extremely of women.

industry. bearing on

Thus the performance of this sector has the employment prospects and welfare levels

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