As many as 16.71 lakh youths in Gujarat were registered unemployed till recently over the last five years. Of those, 12.54 lakh are working now. The state government shared the data at the Gujarat assembly during the recently held budget session.
The Congress MLAs had sought details of unemployed youth registered with the employment exchanges of different districts across the state. The MLAs had also sought details on all 33 districts of Gujarat. The question was included in an unstarred questionnaire that was tabled in the Gujarat assembly on Friday.
All the details were given by the labor and employment minister Dilip Thakor with the break-up. As per the details, 4.16 lakh youth remained unemployed. Ahmedabad district topped in all categories that are registered unemployed youth, jobs given and the persons remained unemployed. Ahmedabad district had a total of 2.21 lakh jobless youth at district level exchanges and, of those, 1.72 lakh youth got jobs. The Gujarat government counts only those youth as unemployed who are registered with employment exchanges run by the labor and employment departments.
The government, however, also claims that many of these youth do not cancel their registration even after getting jobs in search of better opportunities from employers. The government, in cooperation with local industries, also organizes job fairs at different locations to provide employment opportunities to local skilled youth.
Congress MLAs had sought details of unemployed youth registered with the employment exchanges of different districts across the state.