Unemployment among professionals up in Kerala
(4 months ago)
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 1 : There has been an all-round increase of unemployment among professionals till June 30 last year, according to the latest Economic Review released in the Kerala Assembly on Thursday.
While 30,719 engineering graduates were seeking work in 2016, the latest figures released show it has touched 35,541 in 2017.
The other professional and technical work seekers include 3,823 medical graduates - which is up from 3,369 the year before, 51,506 diploma holders in engineering, 92,478 ITI Certificate holders, 1,320 agricultural graduates. Only for the veterinarians, the number has come down from 609 to 301.
The Economic Review for 2017 was placed in the assembly by State Finance Minister Thomas Issac, who will present the full state budget for the year 2018-19 on Friday.
Overall the total number of professional job seekers has gone up from 1.75 lakh in 2016 to 1.84 lakh as on June 30, 2017.
Likewise, in the case of general work seekers, the figure stands at 34.62 lakh, of which 21.40 lakh are Class 10 educated, while 3.58 lakh had studied below Class 10, 7.31 lakh have studied up to Class 12, 2.17 lakh are graduates, while there were 16,000 post graduates.