It is followed by Maharashtra (23 percent) and Tamil Nadu (10.5 percent), said the study by Assocham. Information technology (IT) sector created about 57 percent of about nine lakh job openings recorded between January-March, 2016, followed by services (19 percent) and manufacturing (11 percent), according to the report.

Banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sector accounted for just over eight per cent share followed by construction and real estate (3.5 percent share).

Within Karnataka, ITEs accounted for over 65 per cent share in job openings across the state followed by services (16 percent), manufacturing (eight percent), BFSI (six percent) and construction and real estate sector (2.5 percent).

The Assocham Economic Research Bureau (AERB) had analysed the data sourced primarily from vacancies posted by companies via various job portals together with advertisements offering employment opportunities published in national and regional dailies across India.

Karnataka had recorded 2.16 lakh job openings in the first quarter of the last fiscal followed by Maharashtra (two lakh), Tamil Nadu (93,000), Andhra Pradesh and Telangana region combined (82,000) and Haryana (72,000).

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