With a share of about 23 per cent, Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) has generated the maximum jobs across India during the last two quarters, says a study by industry body Assocham.

There has been a dip of over 20 per cent in total job generation between quarter one of the current financial year and quarter four of the previous financial year across India, underlining a clear slowdown in employment, Assocham said.

There was a dip ranging between 14 and 33 per cent across eight metros – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune, the study adds.

The study tracked the data on a daily basis for vacancies posted by about 3,500 companies via job portals like timesjobs.com, naukri.com and advertisements in national and regional dailies in 56 cities and 32 sectors offering job opportunities.

Information Technology (IT) and Information Technology-enabled Services (ITeS), education, banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) and automobiles were generating the maximum employment opportunities, it says.

Delhi is closely followed by Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Chennai in terms of job generation.

In the tier-II category, Lucknow has topped the list with 1,698 jobs, registering a surge of over 54 per cent in job generation between the fourth quarter of the last fiscal and the first quarter of the current one.

Chandigarh, Vadodara, Jaipur and Surat are other tier-II centres that generated the maximum jobs, between 1,000 and 1,500. Apart from Lucknow, only Jaipur saw an increase of 4.2 per cent in job generation while the remaining the centres saw a dip in job creation.


The study tracked daily data on vacancies posted at online job portals and through print advertisements in national and regional newspapers.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated August 20, 2012)
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