Delhi-NCR tops job creation among 8 cities in January-March says Assocham study


New Delhi: Delhi-NCR has created more employment opportunities in compared to the eight major cities in January-March, generating 2.6 million new jobs in 2016 fiscal year.

According to the latest report of Assocham  "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)".

About 88.9% of job openings have been recorded in these top five cities, the report said. A total of 8.5 lakh jobs were created in eight major cities across the country.

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.