ARTICLES RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

Poor economy, floods and drought hit Adcorp's earnings

2019-10-04 16:59

The workforce-management company says its SA clients have cut back on temporary hires and delayed the appointment of permanent employees.

Economists predict slight increase in unemployment rate

2019-05-14 05:30

The country's unemployment rate was 27.1% at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018.

Jobless rate for youth with tertiary qualifications rises above 20%

2018-11-29 16:08

South Africa’s youth unemployment rate for those who have a tertiary qualification has increased to over 20%, showing that the SA labour market is having difficulty absorbing young workers, even when they possess qualifications.

Cities as a poverty-alleviation tool

2018-05-31 11:40

Citizens living in poor rural areas seek out economic opportunities by migrating to cities. We need policy to help accommodate urbanisation, because it’s not going to slow down.

More than ‘just’ economic reform: The tough tasks on the president’s to-do list

2018-04-05 13:17

President Cyril Ramaphosa will have to dig deep in order to address the burning issues that have a huge impact on the country’s economy and the well-being of its people.

I was never asked to change a number, says outgoing Stats SA boss

2017-10-31 16:49

At no point during his reign as head of Statistics South Africa did government ask him to change a number, says outgoing statistician general Pali Lehohla.

All eyes on South Africa's latest job numbers

2017-10-31 07:36

All eyes will be on Statistics South Africa this morning when the entity will announce South Africa’s job statistics for the third quarter of 2017 at around 11:00 in Cape Town.

Only 4 in 10 people of working age have a job – report

2017-08-21 16:18

Only 43.3% of South Africans of working age are employed, says Gabriela Mackay, employment analyst at the Institute for Race Relations (IRR).

Jobs - not grants - only way out of poverty, says Pali Lehohla

2017-08-07 11:58

Poverty can’t be resolved by social grants, but only when people are productive and working, says statistician general Pali Lehohla.

GRAPHS: Grim reality of SA's job market

2017-06-01 12:48

Graphs released by Stats SA paint a grim picture of who has a job in South Africa and who does not.

 

Unemployment rate rises to 27.6%, nears 15-year high

2019-05-14 11:36

South Africa's unemployment rate increased to 27.6% in the first quarter of 2019, Stats SA announced on Tuesday morning.

Unemployment rate drops marginally to 27.1% at end of 2018 - Stats SA

2019-02-12 11:38

South Africa's unemployment rate decreased to 27.1% at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018, Stats SA has announced.

Youth jobless rate double that of over 40s - Stats SA

2018-07-31 16:21

Quarterly unemployment data released by Stats SA highlights the bleak job prospects for young South Africans, with the jobless rate rising to 33.6%.

US payrolls rise below-forecast, while wage gains pick up

2018-04-06 15:34

US hiring cooled by more than forecast in March following a strong February, while wages picked up and the unemployment rate remained at 4.1%.

US unemployment headed below 3% unless Fed acts to slow growth

2018-03-14 10:37

US unemployment is primed to fall significantly further and could drop below 3% for the first time since 1953, the year central bank chief Jerome Powell was born.

Unemployment at record high for third quarter in a row

2017-10-31 11:30

The unemployment rate in South Africa was stable at 27.7% for the third quarter in a row, although still at record high levels last seen in 2003, says Statistics South Africa.

SA sheds 34 000 jobs in second quarter

2017-09-28 16:41

The job losses were driven mainly by cuts in the manufacturing industry (13 000), the construction industry (11 000) and community services (10 000).

Youth unemployment in SA a national crisis - economists

2017-08-08 05:00

The jobs market has failed to gain traction over the past year with the unemployment rate, especially for the youth, still exceedingly high by global standards, says economist Kevin Lings.

WARNING: Bleak economic indicators to hit consumers hard

2017-06-06 22:30

Consumers are fighting a losing battle against the rising cost of living, warns an expert amid a barrage of bleak economic indicators.

SA unemployment rate rises to 14-year high

2017-06-01 12:40

South Africa’s unemployment in the first quarter of 2017 increased by 1.2 of a percentage point to 27.7% - the highest figure since September 2003.

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