SA quarterly employment ticks up 87 000

PUBLISHED: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:09:48 GMT

According to data released by Statistics South Africa, the country’s total employment increased by 87 000 in the quarter ending December 2018. The drivers of these increase was sectors such as business services, trade, community services and transport industry. However there was job shedding in the construction, mining and quarrying, manufacturing and electricity industry. Employment increased by 134 000 or 1.5 per cent year-on-year between December 2017 and December 2018. Lebo Nke, Executive, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator joins CNBC Africa for more.

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