Mr Sata said 16,175 jobs were created in the construction sector while 14,549 people were engaged in transport and communication.
He said 10,099 jobs were created in education, 4,998 in community and social, 3,640 in health, 3,153 in agriculture, 3,088 in forestry and fishing, and 3,088 in other sectors.
“In this vein, between October 2011 and April 2014, a total of 377,470 jobs have been created in the economy,” the President said.
“During the official opening of the 3rd Session of the 11th National Assembly, I informed the nation that Government attaches great importance to employment creation as top-most strategy for ensuring the stability of society and overall growth of the economy in all sectors,” he said.
The President said the country is endowed with abundant natural resources and human capital.
“It is the intention of our Government through the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to fully promote value addition and diversification of our economy for the benefit of our people,” Mr Sata said.
President Sata said Government will accelerate development of adequate infrastructure in energy, transport, communication and construction of one-stop border posts in line with the national development agenda of industrialisation and job creation.