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Report: Almost 20 lakh jobless in Assam

The number of unemployed in the State keeps rising by the day. According to statistics made available by the State Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship Department,
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GUWAHATI: The number of unemployed in the State keeps rising by the day. According to statistics made available by the State Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship Department, the total number of registered unemployed in the State is 19,63,376 – 16,65,866 educated or skilled ones and 2,97,510 unskilled ones.

According to the department, the state has 942 unemployed medical graduates, 7,804 jobless engineering graduates, 327 jobless veterinary graduates, 832 jobless agri graduates, 16,576 jobless postgraduates, 3,17,8 24 general graduates, 6,82,796 HS-passed candidates, 5,67,340 HSLC-passed candidates, 9,167 diploma holders, 16,121 ITI certificate holders and 46,137 others.

According to the department, the highest number of unemployed have their names registered in Guwahati which is almost three lakh. The department further said that 6,06,764 of the total 19,63,376 unemployed in the State are women. There are thousands of posts lying vacant in various departments in the State. The statistics given above makes it clear that job generation is something which Dispur has to take care of.

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