According to the recent Census 2011 data, Tirupur 44 percent population has regular employment, i.e., they are reported as ‘main workers’.
Others who made it to top five are West Bengal’s Santipur, Erode and Rajapalyam in Tamil Nadu and Mangalagiri in Andhra Pradesh. They are all textile manufacturing hubs.
New Delhi and Bangalore shared joint fourth rank with Andhra Pradesh.
Garment factory in Tirupur economictimes
However, most marginal workers are from north India towns. Akbrapur, Ballia, Allahabad, Mughalsarai, Jhansi etc. have high shares of workers who are employed for less than six months.
Another trend revealed by the data is that West Bengal’s towns have the highest number of jobseekers among all cities and towns in the country while western Indian towns from Gujarat to Maharashtra have the least number of jobseekers.