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Over 5.37 lakh youth registered with Guj employment offices


Press Trust of India Gandhinagar
The Gujarat government today admitted in the Assembly that over 5.37 lakh youth were registered with employment offices across the state, while just over 12,000 got government jobs in the last two years.

Responding to queries during the Question Hour on employment, Labour and Employment minister, Dilip Thakor, said that data made available by district employment offices showed that 5.37 lakh unemployed persons were registered with it as on December 31, 2017.

He also informed the House that over 7.43 lakh persons got jobs, private as well as government ones, in 2016 and 2017. Of these, 12,869 managed to land government jobs while over 7.30 lakh were placed in the private sector, he said.

District-wise data tabled in the House showed that Ahmedabad topped in the number of unemployed youth as well as those who got jobs.

While over 62,000 unemployed persons were registered in Ahmedabad as on December 2017, over 99,000 also got employment in the last two years.

The data revealed that no one from Navsari, Panchmahal and Kheda districts landed a government job. On the other hand, Narmada, Banaskantha and Gandhinagar districts provided 2,576, 1,611 and 1,460 government jobs respectively in the last two years, it stated.

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First Published: Feb 26 2018 | 10:05 PM IST

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