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Hiring Activity In India Remains Stable With 6% YoY Growth In Aug’22:

The Insurance sector continued to grow in hiring over last year for the seventh time in a ro

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Hiring activity in India remained stable with 6 per cent YoY growth in Aug’22 as indicated by Naukri JobSpeak Index that stood at 2828. The growth in hiring was driven by the Insurance sector that grew by +87 per cent in Aug’22 vs last year.   

Insurance sector on a dream run 

The Insurance sector continued to grow in hiring over last year for the seventh time in a row. This sector saw a steep Y-O-Y jump of +87 per cent, with a flurry of job opportunities. Within the sector, maximum traction was seen for 4-7 years' experience band (+103 per cent) followed by 0-3 years (+99 per cent), and 8-12 years (+42 per cent).  Looking at cities, the sector showed a significant jump in hiring activity in NCR (+136 per cent) and Mumbai (+129 per cent) in Aug’22 vs last year.

Apart from the insurance sector, there has been a positive intent to hire in other sectors, including Travel and Hospitality (+56 per cent), BFSI (+43 pee cent), Auto/Auto Ancillary (+29 per cent), Real Estate (+24 per cent), and Retail (+18 per cent) in Aug’22 vs Aug’21. While Pharma/Biotech remained flat, the IT/Software sector recorded a degrowth of (-10 per cent) Y-O-Y in Aug’22 vs Aug’21.  

Emerging cities drive hiring with double-digit growth 

Amongst tier-II cities, Coimbatore led the charts at +28 per cent YOY growth, followed by Kochi at +27 per cent. Barring Chandigarh (-17 per cent) and Vadodara (-11 per cent), other emerging cities recorded a double-digit growth in hiring activity in Aug’22 vs last year. Ahmedabad and Jaipur maintained their momentum with (+20 per cent) and (+15 per cent) YOY growth respectively.  

Amongst metros, Mumbai led the charts at +21 per cent growth in Aug’22 vs Aug’21, whereas Delhi/NCR, Hyderabad, and Pune remained flat. Bangalore showed a dip of (-10 per cent) in Aug’22. 

All experience levels record single-digit growth 

Demand for professionals across all experience bands remained positive in Aug’22. Hiring activity showed single-digit jump across all experience brackets such as 0-3 years (+7 per cent), 4-7 years (+5 per cent), and 8-12 years (+6 per cent), 13-16 years (+7 per cent), and >16 years (+7 per cent) when compared with Aug’21.

Commenting on the report, Pawan Goyal, Chief Business Officer, said, “After witnessing an extravagant growth rate in the last 2-3 months, hiring activity is seeing signs of stabilization, and it would be interesting to see how the trend continues in the coming months. Important to note that Insurance as a sector has been flourishing since the start of this year as there has been continuous growth in hiring which is creating opportunities across experience bands with over 100 per cent YoY growth in 0-7 years' experience band.”  


The Naukri JobSpeak is a monthly Index that calculates and records hiring activity based on the job listings on website month on month and year on year. The objective of Naukri JobSpeak is to measure the hiring activity in various industries, cities, and experience levels. The data is compiled from the website wherein jobs posted by clients on are considered. July 2008 is taken as the base with an index value of 1,000 and the subsequent monthly index is compared with the data for July 2008. The report shows hiring trends across industry sectors, geography, and experience level. More than 76,000 clients use, leading to the high reliability of data. The report does not cover gig employment, hyperlocal hiring, or campus placement. Data on functional area hiring has been retired due to changes in the nomenclature. Over a long period of time, Naukri JobSpeak could be impacted by factors like internet penetration, Naukri market share, Naukri pricing, and job listing drives.  

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