The employment outlook in Odisha doesn't look very cheerful. Odisha could generate a mere 1 per cent of the total new jobs generated during the first three months of the current financial year for the youths in the age group of 18-25 years.
As per the data released by EPFO today, the State during the period of April -June has generated 14,463 new appointments as against 14.35 lakh new recruitments for the youths of the country in the age group of 18-25 years. As a consequence, Odisha figured at distant 20th and 16th, among the 22 major States and UTs, respectively, in job creation for youths in 18-25 years.
But the good news for the State is, as per EPFO data, the new jobs for youths in the age group of 18-25 years had seen a rise over the years.
This seems a big drag on as the youth population in the age group in Odisha has been around 3.5 per cent of the population in the age group of 18-25 years nationally. And the labour force (employed + unemployed) in the age group of 18-25 years in the State is around 2.8 per cent of the labour force nationally.
Odisha Not In Top-15 Employers
The EPFO net payroll data shows Odisha figuring at a distant 20th place in the category of 18-21 years, and the position improves to 16th in the age group of 22-25 years. Neighbouring West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh perched at a higher rank than Odisha.
Top-10 Job Providers In Country
The top-10 major new jobs generators in the country respectively are: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, Haryana, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Rajasthan, the EPFO data reveals.
Employment Exchange Data
According to the live registry maintained by the State Employment Exchanges, a whopping around 20 lakh (18 years Plus) have registered to find a suitable job in Odisha.