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Unemployment acute problem in Mizoram

By Newmai News

AIZAWL, May 14 � The number of unemployed youths is fast rising in Mizoram, according to a statistics revealed by the state labour and employment department.

The statistics revealed that there are 64, 281 persons registered at the four employment exchanges in Mizoram.

Though the state has seven districts, there are only four employment exchanges.

Kolasib, Mamit and Serchhip districts fall under the jurisdiction of Aizawl and Aizawl Employment Exchange shows the highest number of registered unemployed youths.

In the state capital alone, there are 47,811 registered unemployed youths.

Officials at the labour and employment department said that unemployment was an acute problem in Mizoram now.

Although ranking first in literacy, many youngsters in Mizoram are jobless. This is mainly because of the lack of local industry. The manufacturing sector, especially if it is labour intensive, provides for good deal of blue collar opportunities. The service sector that has been a major growth driver in the Indian economy, but has not developed sufficiently in the State.

The statistics also revealed that altogether there are 10 physically handicapped, including five men and women.

Category-wise, there are 1,622 graduates registered at the four employment exchanges and 405 post-graduates across the state. The figure may not be reliable, said an official at the employment department.

�When any department recruits new staff they should go through employment exchange but here the case is little different as the department used to directly employ without going through the exchange�, said an official source.

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Unemployment acute problem in Mizoram

AIZAWL, May 14 � The number of unemployed youths is fast rising in Mizoram, according to a statistics revealed by the state labour and employment department.

The statistics revealed that there are 64, 281 persons registered at the four employment exchanges in Mizoram.

Though the state has seven districts, there are only four employment exchanges.

Kolasib, Mamit and Serchhip districts fall under the jurisdiction of Aizawl and Aizawl Employment Exchange shows the highest number of registered unemployed youths.

In the state capital alone, there are 47,811 registered unemployed youths.

Officials at the labour and employment department said that unemployment was an acute problem in Mizoram now.

Although ranking first in literacy, many youngsters in Mizoram are jobless. This is mainly because of the lack of local industry. The manufacturing sector, especially if it is labour intensive, provides for good deal of blue collar opportunities. The service sector that has been a major growth driver in the Indian economy, but has not developed sufficiently in the State.

The statistics also revealed that altogether there are 10 physically handicapped, including five men and women.

Category-wise, there are 1,622 graduates registered at the four employment exchanges and 405 post-graduates across the state. The figure may not be reliable, said an official at the employment department.

�When any department recruits new staff they should go through employment exchange but here the case is little different as the department used to directly employ without going through the exchange�, said an official source.