According to data shared by WorkIndia, India’s largest blue-collar recruitment platform, it has been observed that top metropolitan cities like Mumbai and Delhi account for 4.15 and 0.49per cent people aged between 18-31 and 31-40 applying for blue collared jobs respectively. Cities like Pune, Bangalore, and Kolkata hold third, fourth & fifth place in job applications with record data of 0.40per cent, 0.33per cent, and 0.24per cent respectively.
The data covers the time span from January 2022 to mid-October 2022. Tier II cities such as Mohali have zero records of receiving job applications, whereas Nasik has just ahead with a 0.02per cent difference. Capital of India’s largest state Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow recorded only 0.37per cent of people in the age group of 18-30 who have been applying for jobs. Cities like Patna have been on the radar for hiring more than 10,000 people this year as online marketers in the age group of 18-50.
On the other hand, a city like Ahmedabad has maintained an average rate of job applicants (0.47per cent to 0.49per cent) of people aged between 18-30 throughout the year. People aged between 41-50 in Mumbai shows the highest number of jobs hunting in June this year (11.90per cent). The study also reveals that more than 97per cent of people between the age group of 18-30 are looking for jobs in Amreli followed by 100per cent in Bagalkot, Ariyalur, and Banka, proving the unemployment rate is higher in these areas.
Cities like Dehradun, Varanasi, and Kanpur have the least job applicants as low as 0.00-0.02per cent in the age group of 18-30. Apart from all other sectors, the real estate sector has the maximum number of job applicants, 62.30per cent of whom are between the ages of 18 and 31.
Pune and Bangalore can be considered as the top cities for hirings whereas places like Silchar, Agartala, and Mandya had zero hirings (0.00per cent) throughout the year. Talking about Chennai, which is one of the top metropolitans, 0.10per cent of people between the age role of 18-30 have recorded job applications this year. Tier III cities like Mandi, Nalgonda, and Pithoragarh have seen zero job applicants which include all age groups. Other work departments, such as online marketing and housekeeping, have seen steady growth in cities such as Jabalpur, with current figures of 0.192 and 0.483 all between the ages of 18 and 31.
Commenting on the statistics, Nilesh Dungarwal, Co-founder and COO, WorkIndia said, “We at WorkIndia are trying to bridge the gap between the job opportunities and job seekers with relevant skillset. It has been our constant endeavour to provide meaningful livelihoods for the blue and grey-collar workforce across the country. It is important to note that hiring in the blue-collar working sector has increased significantly. We would continue to make jobs available for every job seeker across the nation.”
According to the Confederation of Indian Industry, India is considered to be a nation to reckon with as the current working population of a staggering 900 million (67per cent) expanding with a minimum of 100 million by 2030 despite a declining fertility rate. This includes both blue & white collared jobs.