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 on12,205 respondents aged 18¿64 in 27 countries.