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INFOGRAPHIC: What SA's alarming unemployment figures show

May 10 2016 20:26

Cape Town - A total of 355 000 jobs were shed across the formal and informal sectors of the economy in the first quarter of 2016 - soaring to the highest rate since 2008.

The Quarterly Labour Force Survey by Stats SA indicated that the biggest job losses were observed in trade (119 000) and manufacturing (100 000) and construction (77 000).

At 30.1% the black African population has the highest unemployment and lowest absorption rate in South Africa.

See the below infographic for all the details:

unemployment  |  sa economy
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