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Unemployment in Nagaland: Only 10 get jobs out of 25,000

By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 09, 2020 11:56 pm

Our Correspondent
Kohima, Feb. 9 (EMN):
In a telling instance of the growing severity of youth unemployment in Nagaland, only 10 got placements, out of more than 25,000 educated youths, who registered for ‘job assistance’.

The number of educated youths in the state of Nagaland keeps increasing each year. Around 27,317 fresh applicants are recorded to have registered with various employment exchange job assistance programmes during the current year from 2018 till December 31 2019.

The live register of the state’s employment, skill development and entrepreneurship establishment is stated to have a total number of 90,584 registered applicants.

This was reported in the annual administrative reports of the department of Employment, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, presented by the chief minister of Nagaland during the ongoing fifth session of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly.

Out of 27,317, the total number of males who registered was 18,139 while females were at 9,179. However, the placement of employment exchanges during the current year was only 10: Nine males and one female.

Among the number of remaining applicants on the live registers of employment exchanges as on December 31, 2019 that recorded 90,584 the total number of males was 61446 while females were 29,138. The numbers are from ‘previous years’

In the break-up of various categories of applicants 6,884 (Male-2927, Female-3962) were postgraduates; 25,368 (M-13,979, F-11,389) were graduates; 13,935 (M-8,791, F-5,144) were pre-university; 15,469 (M-11,939, F-3,530) were matriculate; 26,388 (M-22066, F-4322) were below matric; 1,843 (M-1,261, F-582) were technical degree holders, while 692 had diploma certifications (M-483, F-209).

A total of 1,912 candidates were recorded to have registered for self-employment ventures, out of which 470 (Male-276, Female-194) placements were made under the self-employment category.

Kohima and Peren placements recorded 255, Wokha 134 and Zunheboto at 81, while the other districts were ‘nil.’

Tuensang and Kiphire were recorded as having ‘nil’ including even in the registration for placements in the self-employment category.

Cells for the physically challenged
The annual report stated also that a special cell for physically challenged persons was established and merged with the regional employment exchange office of Kohima.

According to the data that was made available, 1119 applicants were recorded in the live register of the employment exchange in the physically challenged category.

Out of the total number of applicants, 773 were males and 346 were females. 32 were graduates and above, 29 were pre-university, 73 matriculate and 985 were below matric or illiterate, the updates stated.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 09, 2020 11:56:53 pm