India to have maximum working age population in 10 years: ILO

India to have maximum working age population in 10 years: ILO
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First Published: Mon, Nov 08 2010. 09 36 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Nov 08 2010. 09 36 PM IST
New Delhi: India will account for the highest working age population in the next 10 years, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said in a report Monday.
The document prepared for the G-20 Summit beginning in Seoul on 11 November, said that between 2010 and 2020, the working age population between 15 and 64 years will increase by 212 million and “over 64% of the increase will occur in only one country – India”
The report said China and Indonesia will see an increase of 23 and 20 million respectively, followed by Brazil and the United States with increases of 15 million and 11 million respectively. These trends, it said, have a number of implications as G-20 countries will collectively need to generate some 21 million jobs per year till 2020 just to absorb new entrants into the labour market.
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First Published: Mon, Nov 08 2010. 09 36 PM IST