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Gujarat Leads In Job Placement; Tamil Nadu Has Highest Seekers

According to the Labour Ministry report, only 2,53,900 job seeking candidates were placed out of the 4,48,52,500 registered aspirants, as on September 30, 2015

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Gujarat has the highest success rate of providing placements to job seekers at 30 per cent, even when the national average is a mere 0.56 per cent, according to labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya.

Other than Goa, no other state surpassed the 1 per cent mark even as the numbers of job seekers have continuously increased in 2015 from January to September. The National Career Service (NCS) portal enables employment exchanges with over 3,000 occupations in 53 sectors in government and private sectors.

About 14.85 lakh employees are registered with the NCS, which provides job fairs to enable interaction between employers and job-seekers. According to the Labour Ministry report, only 2,53,900 job seeking candidates were placed out of the 4,48,52,500 registered aspirants, as on September 30, 2015.

While Gujarat provided the most number of jobs, it did not have the highest number of job seekers. In Tamil Nadu, about 80 lakh job seekers registered in 2015 till September. Gujarat had only 6.88 lakh registrations in that while.

Tamil Nadu was followed were states like West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra where there were high number of job applicants. These states made up of 60 per cent of the total registrations with the employment exchanges in 2015, however only 0.1 per cent placements occurred of the total registrations.

Employment in the country is a major concern and the falling numbers are alarming. Job creation has fallen to 8-year low level and the layoffs are leading employees into anxiety and depression.

The numbers have fallen hence from 2014, where 3, 38, 500 candidates got employment out of the registered 4, 82, 61, 100 job seeking candidates who sought employment through the exchanges across all states. The employment per cent rate was a mere 0.7 per cent.

In 2013, the placement was over 0.7 per cent. However, the number was slightly better in the year prior to that at 0.9 per cent. The information given by the labour ministry was on the employment provided and call letters received through employment exchanges in the last three to four years.


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