It’s been three years since the demonetisation drive hit the country and the job hunting craze has hit a fever pitch.
The number of job seekers who applied for jobs has surged.
The job seekers’ demand for work is on the rise.
But is it true that job seekers are not only hiring a job hunter?
According to data collected by the employment department of the Indian government, there were 547,834 job seekers in November 2016, of whom, 3,983 (46.5%) were job seekers.
But there were 1,636,037 job seekers applying for jobs in November 2017, of which, 3 (2.8%) were Job Seekers.
These figures do not include the applicants who were rejected.
The job seekers themselves, on the other hand, are not looking for work.
The vast majority of job seeker are busy with school work, family duties and other personal tasks.
However, there are some who are looking for a job.
A survey conducted by the government in 2017-18, which had a sample of 7,074 job seekers, found that while job seekers had been looking for jobs for nearly a year, there was no sign of job hunting.
According to the data, the average time to complete the first job application was almost nine months, while the average length of waiting for the first interview was two months.
In other words, they are in a position to seek a job at a reasonable pace.