Information technology (IT), IT-enabled services (ITES) and IT hardware sector together accounted for a majority share of about 43 percent in the total number of new jobs generated across sectors in 2013, the study found. (Agencies)
"About 5.50 Lac new jobs were generated across India during January-December 2013 as compared to over 5.52 Lac new jobs a year ago thereby registering marginal decline of about 0.4 percent," it said.
"Cornering over one-fourth share of the total number of new jobs generated across India, Delhi-NCR emerged on top with over 1.39 Lac new jobs created during 2013," it added.
The study also found that new job generation plummeted in most sectors as about 20 out of the total 32 sectors tracked by the study registered a fall in new job generation.
Despite being the top employment generator, the IT/ITES and IT hardware sector recorded a dip of one percent in new job generations as it created over 2.36 Lac new jobs in 2012 as against 2.34 Lac new jobs in 2013, the study found.
However, academics, banking, construction, financial services, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), human resources (HR), advertising & event management, real estate, retail and telecom are the sectors that witnessed a surge in new job creation during 2013, according to the study.
Among the metros, Delhi-NCR (national capital region) and Bangalore clocked significant year-on-year growth of 12 percent and four per cent, respectively, in new job generation while Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai registered a fall to the tune of over 21 percent, two percent and 22 percent, respectively.
Among tier I cities, Hyderabad recorded marginal increase of about one percent in new job generation whereas Ahmadabad saw a decline of about 6.5 per cent, it added.
In the tier II category, prominent cities that registered a surge in hiring activity during 2013 include Chandigarh (19percent), Kanpur (21 percent), Ranchi (25 percent), Raipur (25 percent) and Vizag (1.5 percent).
Information technology (IT), IT-enabled services (ITES) and IT hardware sector together accounted for a majority share of about 43 percent in the total number of new jobs generated across sectors in 2013, the study found.