Indians upbeat about employment prospects: Survey

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: Aug 31 2013, 04:57am hrs
Market slowdown notwithstanding, Indians remain upbeat about employment prospects, according to MasterCard's latest index on consumer confidence survey.

As per the survey, respondents in India are relatively more optimistic about employment prospects in the next six months making it one of the top three countries in the Asia Pacific market. India scored 80.6, behind only to Indonesia and Myanmar which scored 86.3 and 96.8 respectively. India's position has been stable from the previous round of the survey, said the survey.

In the survey findings, IT hub Bangalore scored the highest with a complete 100, followed by Chennai with 99.1. Mumbai scored the lowest with 50.6, while Delhi's score was 83.4. Those below 30 years were more optimistic as compared to those above it, with scores of 83.8 and 79.2 respectively. Women were slightly more optimistic with a score of 80.8, whereas men scored 80.4.

The MasterCard World wide Index of consumer confidence is based on a survey conducted between April 2013 and May 2013 on 12,205 respondents aged 18-64 in 27 countries.