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Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
21-December-2011 15:21 IST
Compilation of Data Regarding Unemployment
Directorate General of Employment and Training (D.G.E.&T.) under Ministry of Labour & Employment has been entrusted with the responsibility of compiling information on employment and unemployment at monthly intervals at national level on the basis of returns rendered by a network of 966 employment exchanges located throughout the country. D.G.E. & T. is thus compiling and maintaining administrative statistics on employment and unemployment. Employment exchanges are providing employment assistance to the job seekers by registering them with the employment exchanges. Job seekers are treated as unemployed persons. However, all those registered with the employment exchanges may not necessarily be unemployed. The Employment Exchange (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act., 1959 provides that all establishments in the public sector and establishments employing 25 or more in the private sector are required to compulsorily notify all the vacancies (except exempted under the Act.) to the employment exchanges. Establishments not coming within the preview of the Act are also notifying vacancies to the employment exchanges voluntarily. Candidates selected out of sponsored by the employment exchanges against the vacancies notified by employers are shown as placed through the employment exchanges.

The Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge gave this information in reply to a written question in Rajya Sabha today.