National

4.47 crores unemployed in the country

New Delhi: Union minister for labour and employment Mapanna Mallikarjun Kharge said in a written reply to a question in Parliament on 22 April that at present 4.47 crore unemployed persons are registered in employment exchanges of the country, adding that between the years 2005 and 2010 the increase in the number of unemployed persons is 2.002 crores. He said that the maximum number of unemployed persons i.e. 77,51,300 is in Tamil Nadu followed by West Bengal (40,68,300) and U.P. (6,07,000). He said in the 11th [sic] Five Year Plan a target of creating 5.807 crore new jobs has been laid down for the 12th 5 year Plan.