The official truth about jobs in the pvt. sector of Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu, April 07: A Survey report made by  Assocham under title ‘State-wise job openings in India in Q4 FY16’ has claimed that the state of Jammu and Kashmir is the worst performer when it comes to job creation in the private sector.

As per reports, there are around nine lakh job positions that are filled in various companies that come under private sector across India in the 4th quarter of the year 2015-16 in which Jammu and Kashmir has a share of a negligible 0.2 per cent (1549). The number has made Jammu and Kashmir falls on the number 19 in the list of 20 states surveyed by the industry body. The seven north eastern states, Goa and New Delhi made their exceptions in the list.

The state is only ahead of Odisha.

Along with Jammu and Kashmir & Odisha, the states of Chhattisgarh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh have been found at the bottom five spots in the list.  However, the list was topped by the state of Karnataka with a total of around 2.16 lakh jobs while Mumbai fell on 2nd spot with 2 lakh jobs and Tamil Nadu of 3rd with 90,000 jobs.

In the details provided in the survey, services sector has provided the highest number of jobs in the state because of the fact that a good number of startups have come in the recent past particularly in the food and hotels segment.

Besides, the manufacturing sector provided 291 jobs followed by IT sector with 220.  There was also the generation of 132 jobs by the construction and real estate sector. The other sectors’, and banking, financial services and insurance also created  106 and 102 job positions respectively.

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