Over 40,000 are professionals and over 3,000 are other skilled youth.
As many as 21,570 workers have been rendered jobless in West Bengal due to closure of six jute mills and three tea gardens, the state assembly was informed by the state Labour Minister Purnendu Bose.
Sports goods manufacturing units in Jalandhar are shutting down due to competition from cheaper and better quality Chinese imports. Approximately, one lakh workers are now unemployed as a result.
The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government once again raised its demand for settling its debts, with a minister of the cash-starved state urging union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to bail it out of its huge burden.