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What’s one of the fastest-growing jobs in India? (Hint: Ola has something to do with it)

Dan Kopf
Ola and Uber drivers are seen wearing caps during a protest against Ola and Uber in Mumbai

More and more Indians are getting behind the wheel—professionally. People working in the “drivers and mobile-plant operators” occupational category in India nearly doubled from 2.2% in 2007-2008 to 4% in 2017-2018, according to data from the Periodic Labor Force Surveys (PLFS) released by the statistics ministry in May 2019 (pdf). “Drivers and mobile-plant operators” mostly…


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