Only product, labour market reforms will boost SA jobs - Kganyago

2016-08-24 19:12

Solutions for SA’s high unemployment rate will not come from rising commodity prices, a rebound in global growth or fiscal policies, says Sarb governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Stop fretting about ratings agencies, Coovadia urges SA

2016-08-18 07:55

SA should move away from being fixated on the views of ratings agencies and rather focus on sustainable and inclusive growth, says Dr Cas Coovadia.

SA rated the third most miserable place on earth - index

2016-08-08 14:14

South Africa has been rated as one of the most miserable places on earth, at least in terms of holding a job and keeping the rising cost of goods in check.

US jobless claims climb from a three-month low

2016-07-28 15:39

The number of Americans who filed for unemployment benefits have risen from a three-month low, consistent with the Fed Reserve’s view of a stronger job market.

Slight drop in unemployment rate

2016-07-28 12:29

The official unemployment rate in the second quarter of 2016 declined slightly with 0.1 of a percentage point to 26.6%, Statistics South Africa has announced.

US Fed stance boosts rand ahead of SA jobs stats

2016-07-28 09:04

The rand was on the cusp of breaking through the R14.20/$ ceiling after the US Fed said it was not going to hike its fed funds target range on Wednesday.

UK unemployment declines below 5%

2016-07-20 11:10

The UK labour market has showed continuing strength ahead of the country’s decision to vote to leave the European Union.

Anthea Jeffery: Time to take Mining Charter from BEE to EED

2016-07-08 06:41

Ever stricter BEE regulation, whether in mining or elsewhere, cannot empower the millions of South Africans who are unemployed, says Anthea Jeffery.

Govt plans jobs summit, says Ramaphosa

2016-06-21 20:03

Government and labour are set to organise a summit to discuss ways to retain and create jobs in the tough current economic climate, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Youth look to self-employment to combat joblessness

2016-06-19 15:17

The youth are holding on to a positive attitude toward self-employment as the skills gap between education and employment widens, according to a study.


Unemployment per metro: Will new mayors deliver?

2016-08-21 10:59

SA’s official unemployment rate was 26.6% at the end of the second quarter, but how does it stack up when compared across the metros, and who has the tougher task?

Govt blamed for tighter trade conditions - survey

2016-08-15 19:44

The July Trade Activity Index survey of the SA Chamber of Commerce & Industry shows a contraction further into negative space.

US jobless claims rise to 269 000

2016-08-04 16:00

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits has risen last week to a level that still underscores health in the labour market.

SA sheds 129 000 jobs in Q2

2016-07-28 13:39

The second quarter of 2016 saw a decline in jobs of 129 000, compared to the previous quarter, according to the latest quarterly labour force survey.

German unemployment falls as companies shrug off Brexit woes

2016-07-28 12:00

German unemployment has extended its decline in July, in a sign that the economy is showing resilience to uncertainty unleashed by a Brexit vote.

Jobless claims in US unexpectedly decline

2016-07-21 15:50

The number of applications for US unemployment benefits has unexpectedly fallen last week, reaching a three-month low, indicating the labour market remains steady.

US jobless claims hold at lowest level since-April

2016-07-14 15:15

The number of applications for US unemployment benefits has held at the lowest level since mid-April, further evidence of a strong labour market.

ANC at war with itself over economic policy - DA

2016-07-04 15:40

The DA is blaming uncertainty around economic policy within the ANC for the 15 000 job losses in the formal non-agricultural sector of the economy in the first quarter of the year.

Asylum seekers flock to SA as country battles unemployment

2016-06-20 11:07

In the midst of staggeringly high unemployment figures, South Africa hosted more asylum seekers than any other country in the world at the end of 2015, shows a UN report.

Letter to Gordhan: National Jobs fund – funding unemployment

2016-06-15 12:43

The Warrenton Association of Cooperatives say government doesn't have a policy that can develop an industry of low skilled communities.

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