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The workforce-management company says its SA clients have cut back on temporary hires and delayed the appointment of permanent employees.
The country's unemployment rate was 27.1% at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 43.3% of South Africans of working age are employed, says Gabriela Mackay, employment analyst at the Institute for Race Relations (IRR).
Poverty can’t be resolved by social grants, but only when people are productive and working, says statistician general Pali Lehohla.
Graphs released by Stats SA paint a grim picture of who has a job in South Africa and who does not.
South Africa's unemployment rate increased to 27.6% in the first quarter of 2019, Stats SA announced on Tuesday morning.
South Africa's unemployment rate decreased to 27.1% at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018, Stats SA has announced.
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 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 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.
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.
The job losses were driven mainly by cuts in the manufacturing industry (13 000), the construction industry (11 000) and community services (10 000).
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.
Consumers are fighting a losing battle against the rising cost of living, warns an expert amid a barrage of bleak economic indicators.
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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