"A total of over 15,400 new jobs were created in six major cities of UP namely Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow and Meerut in calendar year 2013 in all categories and across various sectors.
This is against over 11,700 new jobs in 2012, thereby registering a year-on-year growth of about 32 per cent," according to a sector-specific analysis on job trends across the country conducted by the chamber.
"Of the total jobs across all categories generated in these cities, about 82 per cent new jobs were created in the entry level category alone," said Assocham's Secretary General D S Rawat.
Lucknow garnered the highest share of about 46% in the total number of new jobs.
Most of the jobs in these cities of UP were generated in sectors such as academics; automobile; banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI); fast moving consumer goods (FMCG); information technology enabled services (ITeS); retail; telecom; construction; real estate and engineering," Rawat added.
The Assocham Economic Research Bureau (AERB) sourced their inputs primarily from data tracked on a daily basis for vacancies posted by about 4,500 companies via various job portals together with advertisements offering job opportunities published in national and regional newspapers across about 56 prominent cities and 32 sectors.
Apart from Aligarh, the remaining five cities registered a decline of 16-33 per cent in the number of new jobs generated in the middle and senior level positions for experienced professionals.
In UP, Lucknow garnered the highest share of about 46 per cent in the total number of new jobs generated across these cities followed by Meerut (15 per cent), Kanpur (13 per cent), Allahabad (11 per cent), Agra (10.5 per cent) and Aligarh (4.50 per cent).
Entry level job opportunities for freshers and people with 0-5 years of working experience cornered maximum share of about 86 per cent in the total number of new jobs generated across Lucknow.
Also, with over one-fourth share in the total number of new jobs generated across cities in the country, Delhi-NCR has emerged on top with over 1.39 lakh new jobs created during the calendar year 2013.