As many as 7,000 people -- mostly college graduates -- applied for 13 waiter jobs at the secretariat canteen in Maharashtra recently, giving credence to reports of rising unemployment in the state. The job advertisement only required candidates to be educated up to Class 4. Nationalist Congress Party leader Nawab Malik termed it as a symptom of the Maharashtra government's failure to generate adequate employment opportunities for its youth. "There are no new industries coming up in Maharashtra, and even construction projects are stalled. There are simply no new projects. There is a full-blown crisis and the people are suffering," he said.