Over 90 Lakh Job Seekers in State's Queue - The New Indian Express

Over 90 Lakh Job Seekers in State's Queue

Published: 21st January 2014 08:09 AM

Last Updated: 21st January 2014 08:11 AM

Over 90 lakh people are in the queue of the employment exchanges of Tamil Nadu as on September 30, 2013. Of the total 90,13,163, who have registered themselves with the employment exchanges, 45,12,169 are women making the ratio between men and women as almost equal.

As on March 31, 2012, the total number of job-seekers stood at 75,03,767 and of them, 36,85,594 were women. The gross figure went up to 82 lakh last year. The data provided by the State government gives a community-wise break-up of job-seekers on the rolls of the employment exchanges in Tamil Nadu as on September 30, 2013. The number of job-seekers from the Scheduled Castes are 20,22,725 of whom 9,76,168 are women. The Arunthathiyars are 1,68,956 in number of whom 80,081 are women. The Scheduled Casts account for 54,542 with 22,866 women. As many as 21,57,674 belong to Most Backward Classes of whom 10,26,472 are women. Of the 3,85,273 Backward Class Muslims in the waiting 2,08,427 are women. Backward Class applicants total 36,21,228 with 19,15,092 women.

Among the job-seekers, there are 5,77,694 persons who have not passed the matric level while 31,25,930 are matriculates. As many as 22,66,195 people have completed their higher secondary courses. 

Similarly, there are 1,71,357 secondary grade teachers in the queue while 1,28,701 are diploma holders. Further, there are 2,27,200 engineering diploma holders. Undergradutes are 18,30,977 in number while 4,29,733 are post-graduates.

In the special categories of job seekers, Burma and Ceylon repatriates total 418 and 954 respectively, professional and executive standard people are 7,87,232, 22,454 are dependents of ex-Servicemen, 11,298 are destitute widows, 24,196 are ex-Servicemen, 27,640 are those in inter-caste marriages while 1,14,543 are differently-abled.

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