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Number of educated unemployed in Kerala rising

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Thiruvananthapuram: The number of educated unemployed in India's most literate state Kerala has been rising, according the 2009 Economic Review that was tabled in the state assembly today.

The total number of job seekers in the state as in June 2009 stood at 43,56,698, which included 1,65,511 professionals and 41,91,187 generalists.

In 2008, their number stood at 41,44,244.

Significantly, there are more women job seekers than men. Their number as on March 31, 2009, stood at 25,01,925. The number of men was 18,54,773.

The data given in the Review show that 2,351 medical graduates, 8,604 engineers, 34,651 diploma holders, 627 agricultural graduates, 661 veterinary graduates and 54,708 post graduates are jobless.

The Thiruvananthapuram district has the highest number of unemployed - 6,35,885, followed by Kollam with 4,53,268. The hilly district of Wayanad has the least with 9,2,317 unemployed.

Figures also show that as on Dec 2008 a total of 6,07,647 people are employed in the public sector while 5,25,427 people are with the private sector. (IANS)