CHENNAI: The number of women job-seekers who have registered themselves with the employment exchanges of Tamil Nadu continue to outnumber men.
As on September 30, there are 43,29,260 women on the job queue while the number of men stood at 41,55,386.
Six months ago, as on March 31, there were 43,14,344 women waiting for employment and the number of men stood at 41,53,949.
Significantly, the total number of job-seekers has come down slightly during the past six months.
Every year, the number of those registering with the employment exchanges used to go up at least by a few lakhs.
Significantly, as on December 31, 2013, the number of job-seekers had come down by six lakh compared to the figures of September 30, 2013 (90,13,163 job-seekers). It came down further as on December 31, 2013 (84,38,439).
However, the number of job-seekers had gone up slightly according to the statistics released by the government on March 31 this year (84,97,402).
Now, once again, the number of job-seekers has come down slightly as on September 30, 2015 (84,84,646).
Further, the number of job-seekers who have education below matric level has been coming down considerably since last year.
During 2013, it stood at 6,63,177. By the end of 2014, this had come down to 4,91,470.
As on March 31 this year, the number of below matric job-seekers had come down to 4,91,164.
Now, after six months, the number had further came down to 4,87,572.
There has been a steep increase in the number of matriculates since 2014 (58,22,580). It stood at just 38,12,762 in 2013.
As on March 31 this year, the number had gone up to 58,69,912. Now, according to the latest statistics, the number of matriculates had crossed 60 lakhs (60,62,953).