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Johannesburg – Employment shrank by 48 000 jobs during the first quarter of the year.

According to data released by Statistics South Africa on Tuesday, employment declined over the past year by 0.6% or 58 000 jobs.

The decline was driven by decreases in trade (1.5% or 32 000 jobs), business services (1% or 23 000 jobs), community services (0.3% or 8000 jobs), manufacturing (0.3% or 4000 jobs) and transport (0.2% or 1000 jobs).

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