Worry over SA's stubborn unemployment rate

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Cape Town - South Africa’s growing unemployment rate is a source of great distress for trade union Solidarity, which expressed shock on Friday following the release of the latest figures.

Statistics South Africa reported that unemployment in its broad definition increased in the first quarter of 2017 to 36.4% from 35.6% in last quarter of 2016. This means an estimated 9.3 million people in South Africa want to work, but don’t have work.

READ: SA unemployment rate rises to 14-year high

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