Delhi-NCR top job creator in January-March: Report

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New Delhi, May 29: Delhi-NCR emerged as the top job creator among eight major cities in January-March, generating over 2.6 lakh new employment opportunities in the period, says a report.

A total of 8.5 lakh jobs were created in eight major cities across the country, the report said. "Delhi-NCR emerged on top with over 2.6 lakh new jobs created during January to March 2016 followed by Bangalore (1.9 lakh), Mumbai (1.5 lakh), Chennai (82,200) and Hyderabad (60,000).

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About 88.9 per cent of job openings have been recorded in these top five cities," the report by Assocham said. In Delhi-NCR, about 61.1 per cent of job openings were recorded from the information technology enabled services (ITeS) followed by services (18.5 per cent), manufacturing (8.4 per cent), banking financial services & insurance (7.2) and construction & real estate (3.1) of all the new jobs generated, the report said.

"Among top metro cities, Delhi-NCR had maximum share of over 30.1 per cent in job creation while Bangalore witnessed a 23.4 per cent contribution in job creation followed by Mumbai with 18.6 per cent," Assocham Secretary General D S Rawat said.

Other major cities that recorded significant job openings during January to March 2016 are Pune (49,200), Kolkata (25,200) and Ahmedabad (20,500), highlighted the report.

PTI 

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