Only 19,012 persons have got jobs out of 10,83,714 applicants registered with the employment exchanges (EE) in the State since 2009.
In a written reply to a question from Khageswar Behera (BJD), Minister of State for Employment Pratap Keshari Deb said only 937 persons out of this got employment in the private sector.
The Minister said while 16,613 persons have been given jobs in Government Departments, 1,462 were employed in Government enterprises.
In reply to another question by legislator Shyam Charan Hansda, the Minister said the State has eight Government engineering colleges and 88 private engineering colleges with a capacity intake of 45,844 students.
He said on an average, 30,000 students pass out from these colleges each year.
While 808 engineering graduates from the Government run engineering colleges got jobs, 1,255 pass-outs from private engineering colleges have been provided with jobs during the last five years, he said.
Similarly, 45,685 degree engineers have registered their names with different employment exchanges by October-end, he said.