Thursday, February 19, 2009

Unemployment goes up in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: The number of unemployed people in Kerala was a little over four million in June 2008 and included about 158,000 professional and technical job seekers, according to the 2008 Economic Review that was tabled in the state assembly Thursday.

The figure was below the four-million mark in 2007.

Of the jobless, over 2,000 are medical graduates, nearly 8,000 are engineers, more than 31,000 are diploma holders, and about 53,000 are postgraduates.

As of March 31, 2008, more than two million women were jobless.

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