Jobless youth: All plans but little to show for it

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Jobless AND Homeless Sipho Mhlathi (28) came to Joburg from the Eastern Cape in 2008 to look for work. He has been unable to find a job, and has turned to recyclable waste collecting to earn some cash. He lives under a bridge in Newtown. PHOTO: Muntu Vilakazi
Jobless AND Homeless Sipho Mhlathi (28) came to Joburg from the Eastern Cape in 2008 to look for work. He has been unable to find a job, and has turned to recyclable waste collecting to earn some cash. He lives under a bridge in Newtown. PHOTO: Muntu Vilakazi

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Stats SA’s Quarterly Labour Force Statistics (QLFS), which were released this month, shows youth unemployment for those aged between 15 and 24 to be a staggering 74.7%, using the expanded definition of unemployment.

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