4.3 million unemployed in Kerala (Lead)

February 9th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 9 (IANS) The number of unemployed, including medical graduates and engineers, has risen to 4.3 million in Kerala, says an economic review tabled in the assembly Wednesday.As of June 2010, the number of unemployed included 1.6 million professional and technical job seekers. In 2009 the total unemployed tally stood at 4.3 million.

The unemployed include 1,885 medical graduates, 6,965 engineers, 34,653 diploma holders, 361 agricultural graduates and 345 veterinary graduates as well as 44,976 post-graduates.

As of March 31, 2010, over 2.4 million women were seeking work compared to over 1.7 million men.

Thiruvanathapuram district had the highest number of unemployed followed by Kollam, reveals the review. Wayanad had the least number of unemployed at 88,940.

Figures also show that as of December 2009, a total of 615,431 people were employed in the public sector and 501,265 in the private sector.

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