Thiruvananthapuram: State labour minister T P Ramakrishnan has said in the assembly that the unemployment rate of Kerala is much higher than the national average. As per the national statistics, the unemployment rate of the state is 9.53% and the national average is 6.1%
A total of 36,25,852 persons, including medical and engineering graduates remain unemployed in the state. Of this, 23,00,139 are women and 13,25,713 are men.
Sikkim and Tripura are the only states that have high unemployment rate than Kerala with 19.7 percent and 18.1 percent respectively.
There are 7303 medical graduates and 44,559 engineering graduates among the unemployed. There are 12,006 nursing graduates who are jobless in the state.