Economy creates 150 000 jobs in 1 quarter – Stats SA

2014-09-29 16:38

The number of people employed increased from an estimated 8.5 million in March 2014 to about 8.6 million in June 2014, according to the latest Statistics South Africa report.

“This reflected a quarterly increase of about 155 000 employees [about 1.8%] between March 2014 and June 2014 and an annual increase of 229 000 employees [2.7%] between June 2013 and June 2014,” according to the Quarterly Employment Statistics.

“Gross earnings increased between the quarters ended March 2014 and June 2014.”

The statistics were conducted in all sectors, excluding agriculture.

Gross earnings paid to employees for the quarter that ended in June were R409 billion.

Average monthly earnings, including bonuses and overtime payments, paid to employees increased by 3% between February 2014 and May 2014.

“The June 2014 Quarterly Employment Statistics survey showed that an estimated monthly average of R15 169 was paid to employees ... during May 2014,” said Stats SA today.

“This reflected an annual increase of 4.6% between May 2013 and May 2014.”

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