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SA unemployment rate records slight decline

Statistics South Africa has released the unemployment rate for the second quarter of 2023, which declined slightly to 32.6% from 32.9% in the first quarter. The number of unemployed people also declined slightly, coming in at 7 921 000. According to an expanded definition of unemployment that includes those discouraged[…]

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Scammers target the presidency and Stats SA

Be warned. Scammers are trying to lure South Africans into a trap under the guise of jobs at Stats SA and fraudulently using the name of President Cyril Ramaphosa. The presidency has warned “there are scam messages purporting to be sanctioned by the president or the presidency”. “The president does[…]

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BREAKING: Economy shrinks by 0.6% in third quarter

SA’s economy shrank by 0.6% in the three months to end-September, Stats SA announced on Tuesday. This is the second time this year that SA’s economy has contracted.  In the second quarter of the year the economy grew by 3.1%, after shrinking by 3.2% in the first quarter. Stats SA said one[…]

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6.1 million people without jobs in SA: Stats SA

South Africa’s unemployment remains one of the highest in the world despite some improvement in the fourth quarter of 2018. Figures released by Statistics South Africa show that there were 6.1 million people without jobs in the three months to the end of December 2018. This is compared with 6.2[…]

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Unemployment at its worst: 5.71 mil out of a job

Unemployment has hit its highest on record, hurting efforts to convince ratings agencies Standard and Poor’s and Fitch not to downgrade South Africa’s credit rating Stats SA reported yesterday that unemployment had risen to 26.7% of the labour force in the first quarter of this year — the highest since[…]

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