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SA’s unemployment rises to 13-year high

The quarterly labour force statistics for the first quarter of 2021 are out and the unemployment rate has recorded a slight increase of 0.1 percentage point bringing the overall rate to 32.6 per cent. This is the highest it’s been in 13 years unemployment according to the expanded definition increased by 0.6 of a percentage point in quarter 1 to 43.2 per cent. Joining CNBC Africa for more is South Africa’s Statistician-General, Risenga Maluleke.


Tue Jun 01 2021 | 10:48:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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