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India Skills Report 2022: Maharashtra Retains Top Position for most Employable Talent 

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Maharashtra retains top spot among states for most employable talent in 2022

As per the 9th edition of India Skills Report (ISR)2022, released by Wheebox, Maharashtra has retained the top position in the list of states with the highest poll of employable talent followed by Uttar Pradesh and Kerala.

  • The theme of ISR 2022 –  ‘Reengineering Education and Skilling-Building for Future of Work’.
  • States with Maximum Hiring Activity: Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu are the 3 states that have a higher job demand.
  • Pune, Maharashtra is the city with the most highly employable resources with 78% of the test takers scoring above 60 percent.

States with Highest Employability:

Rank State Employability %
1 Maharashtra 66.1
2 Uttar Pradesh(UP) 65.2
3 Kerala 64.2
4 West Bengal (WB) 63.8
5 Karnataka 59.3

Cities with Highest Employability:

Rank Cities Employability %
1 Pune (Maharashtra) 78.11
2 Lucknow (UP) 74.32
3 Trivandrum (Kerala) 66.48
4 Kolkata (WB) 57.16
5 Bengaluru (Karnataka) 56.48

Men vs Women Employability and Participation at work:

Participation at work (%) Employability (%)
2021 2022 2021 2022
Men 64 67 34.26 45.97
Women 36 33 41.25 51.44


Key Analysis of the Report:

i.As per the current edition, the overall employability in India has improved with 46.2% of the youth being found to be highly employable compared to last year’s employability standing at 45.97%.

ii.Gujarat topped the list of states with the highest availability of employable B.Arts & MBA Graduates in India.

iii.The highest employable age group was identified between 22-25 years of age, with 56.21 percent of the resources in this age group considered highly employable.

iv.Among the surveyed students and aspiring professionals, B.Tech graduates and MBA graduates were found to be the most employable talent from the various domains.

v.As per the ISR 2022 report, the overall youth employability among test takers of the ‘Wheebox National Employability Test’ (WNET) stood at 48.7 percent ( higher than 45.9% of 2021).

vi.With over 624 million internet users, it is estimated that 45% of India’s population has access to the Internet, and Indians on average spend 2.5 hours using social media platforms.

About ISR 2022:

ISR is a full-fledged report about the future of work, education, and skilling to match the talent demand and supply in a growing India.

The India Skills Report 2022 was provided by Wheebox in partnership with AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), AIU (Association of Indian Universities),Taggd, CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), Sunstone Eduversity, and UNDP (United Nations Development Program), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) Kerala were also part of the report, so mention it.

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