Unemployment rises to 32.5%, 7.2 million South Africans without jobs - StatsSA


10 days ago

We are seeing that the easing out of lockdown restrictions allows people to move out from the non-economically active category, back to the labour force.

Risenga Maluleka, Statistician-General - StatsSA

We have seen that the number of those employed has increased by 333,000 people.

Risenga Maluleka, Statistician-General - StatsSA

Those unemployed has increased by 701,000 people to 7.2 million people.

Risenga Maluleka, Statistician-General - StatsSA

Thes 7.2 million are those people actively looking for employment in the fourth quarter of 2020, he notes.

The 7.2 million represent the 32.5% which is South Africa's unemployment rate.

We have seen an increase from the previous quarter when it was at 30.8%. We have seen an increase by 1.7 percentage points to 32.5%.

Risenga Maluleka, Statistician-General - StatsSA

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Unemployment rises to 32.5%, 7.2 million South Africans without jobs - StatsSA

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