**Bhubaneswar: ** By the end of 2016, 9 lakh 65 thousands and 269 applicants were waiting for jobs after being registered at the State Employment Exchange. More than 50 thousand qualified engineers and 42 thousand trained teachers are unemployed in the state.
Answering a question, raised by BJP MLA Dillip Ray, Skill Development and Technical Education Minister Sanjay Kumar Dasburma provided this informed this in the Odisha Assembly.
The number of engineering graduates and diploma holders stands 14 thousands 442 and 36 thousand 241 respectively.
Similarly, 42 thousand 434 trained teachers were also unemployed.
The minister informed that only 770 candidates among the applicants were provided jobs last year. The number of graduates waiting for jobs was 1 lakh 66 thousands 457 while 14 thousand 353 post graduates were registered as unemployed.