By Ragheema Mclean While unemployment in South remains a major cause for concern, slight areas of improvement were recorded in the third quarter of 2023. According to the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) this week, the country’s unemployment rate now stands at 31.9%. The[…]
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[…]
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) said although the unemployment figures for Q4 of 2022 show a minor decline, it remains doubtful that the country has entered a trajectory of growth of employment. Stats SA revealed yesterday that the country’s official unemployment rate eased marginally to 32.7% in[…]
Non-profit organisation, the Democracy Development Programme, says issues such as unemployment, poverty, poor delivery of basic services and widespread corruption are driving public frustration in the country. Reflecting on Social Development Month under the theme, ‘United in the Fight Against Poverty and other Social ills’, the organisation’s programme coordinator Brian[…]
The General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU) in Iraq raised the unemployment issue in the country, with the number of those unemployed growing annually, without any solutions. They stressed that the numbers reached 6 million unemployed individuals, amid calls for the government and the concerned authorities to take responsibility for[…]
There are fears that the record high unemployment statistics in South Africa are forcing children to become breadwinners. On Tuesday, Stats SA released its latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the first quarter of 2021. It indicates a marginal increase in the number of unemployed people in the country, to[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged all South Africans to work towards a speedy economic recovery. This plea came after 2.2 million jobs were lost nationwide in the second quarter of 2020. The president responded to the data released by Stats SA, which revealed that the country’s unemployment rate fell to[…]
Three million – that is how many people in South Africa have lost their jobs during the nationwide lockdown so far, according to a new study conducted by 30 social science researchers from five South African universities. The research was released on Wednesday. The National Income Dynamics Coronavirus Rapid Mobile[…]
The fallout from the coronavirus spread that has killed more than 83,000 people and wreaked havoc on economies around the world could push around half a billion people into poverty, Oxfam said on Thursday. The report released by the Nairobi-based charity ahead of next week’s International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank[…]
The economic and labour crisis created by the new coronavirus pandemic could increase global unemployment by almost 25 million, according to a new report published yesterday by the UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO). Rising unemployment mean large income losses for workers, ILO warned in the report showing workers stand to[…]
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