Unemployed Graduates: Ladakh saw sharpest rise in jobless graduates between 2021-2022 and 2022-23: Government | India News


NEW DELHI: The Union territory of Ladakh registered the sharpest increase in the number of unemployed graduates in India between 2021-22 and 2022-23 – a jump of over 16% in a year, the government said in response to a question in Parliament.
Apart from the hill territory, unemployment among graduates also rose in Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Meghalaya, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan during the period between 2021-22 and 2022-23, the government said.In reply to a question by Samajwadi Party MP Javed Ali if joblessness among graduate youths had increased, the government replied in the negative. Citing reports, Ali also asked if 42% Indian graduates under the age of 25 were unemployed in 2021-22. The labour ministry, however, did not respond to the question.

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“As per the latest available annual PLFS reports, the estimated Unemployment Rate (UR) on usual status for graduate persons of age 15 years and above was 14.9% and 13.4% during 2021-22 and 2022-23, respectively, which shows a declining trend in unemployment rate for graduate persons,” the ministry said.
The marginal improvement in all-India figures in 2022-23, the PLFS report suggested, is attributable to an improvement in the employment situation in some states and UTs, including Lakshadweep, Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala, Goa, Manipur and Mizoram, where the employment status of graduates appears to have improved in 2023, as compared to the previous year. The number of unemployed graduates also reduced in Bihar, from 20% to 16.6% in 2022-23, in Haryana from 18.4% in 2021-22 to 12.6% in 2022-23, and in Karnataka, where the number of unemployed graduates in 2022-23 accounted for 9.4% of the state’s population, down from 12.5% in the previous year.
Uttar Pradesh, with 11.3% unemployed graduates in 2021-22, registered a marginal improvement in the following year with the number settling at 11%, while J&K, with 22.8% unemployed graduates in 2021-22 saw a 4.5% drop in 2022-23. A persistent concern raised by several MPs in and outside Parliament, the issue of unemployment was most recently raised by opposition leaders, including Congress‘ Rahul Gandhi after the Parliament security breach in which the two intruders who jumped into Lok Sabha chamber later claimed that they were trying to draw attention to the lack of jobs in the country.


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