Economy

Delhi-NCR topped in job generation this year: Survey

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on December 25, 2012

Overall job generation plummeted 21% between Jan-Dec, says Assocham

While this year saw a decline of about 21 per cent in new job generation across sectors, Delhi-NCR region fared better than other regions.

A total of over 5.3 lakh jobs were generated in the country during January to December 15, with over 2.8 lakh jobs in first half of the year and over 2.4 lakh jobs during July-December 15, says an analysis titled ‘Job Trends Across India in 2012’ by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham).

Among regions, Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) topped by generating over 1.1 lakh jobs, followed by Mumbai with over 77,000 jobs, Bangalore with over 75,000 jobs and Chennai with about 44,000 jobs.

Kolkata generated the least number of jobs among metros at over 25,000 jobs, D.S. Rawat, Secretary General of Assocham, said.

Among sectors, information technology topped with over 2.1 lakh jobs generated between January and December 15, followed by academics and education with over 34,500 jobs.

The insurance sector generated over 27,100 jobs, followed by banking at 24,500 jobs, automobile (22,890), financial services (22,500), manufacturing (20,400), engineering (18,650), hospitality (16,100) and IT hardware (15,600).

The analysis found only academics and education sector registering a rise in job generation growth of over 16 per cent in the first six months, while other sectors saw a dip in job growth by over 10-50 per cent.

Overall, the analysis found a decline in job generation in most cities in the later half of this year.

Among non-metros, Kochi registered the highest job generation growth of over 30 per cent with the number of jobs rising from over 1,500 in January-June this year to over 2,000 between July and December 15. Agra saw a rise of 14 per cent, Ajmer 12 per cent, Udaipur 10 per cent, Kota 7 per cent, Kanpur 5 per cent, Vellore 5 per cent and Jalandhar 4 per cent.

The chamber sourced inputs primarily from data tracked on a daily basis for vacancies posted by about 4,000 companies via job portals such as timesjobs.com, naukari.com, monster.com, shine.com and job-related advertisements published in national and regional dailies in about 56 cities and 32 sectors, an Assocham release said.

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Published on December 25, 2012
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