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The DPRU also publishes a series of labour market factsheets commissioned by the Employment Promotion Programme (EPP). These factsheets either analyse changes in the labour market over the preceding 12 month period, or focus on trends within a given group or sector within the labour market (e.g. youth, or the mining industry).

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An Overview of The South African Labour Market for the Year Ending 2016 Quarter 3

Development Policy Research Unit
March 2017
This is the sixteenth of a series of fact sheets that analyses changes in the labour market over the preceding 12 month period. This research was commissioned by the Employment Promotion Programme.
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An Overview of The South African Labour Market for the Year Ending 2016 Quarter 2

Development Policy Research Unit
September 2016
This is the fifteenth of a series of fact sheets that analyses changes in the labour market over the preceding 12 month period. This research was commissioned by the Employment Promotion Programme.
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An Overview of The South African Labour Market for the Year Ending 2016 Quarter 1

Development Policy Research Unit
July 2016
This is the fourteenth of a series of fact sheets that analyses changes in the labour market over the preceding 12 month period. This research was commissioned by the Employment Promotion Programme.
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An Overview of Strike Activities in South Africa, 1999-2011

Development Policy Research Unit
July 2013
This factsheet presents longer-term trends on strike activities covering the period from 1999 to 2011. It begins by looking at the overall extent of industrial action, before examining what has been happening across industries, provinces and trade unions, as well as the principle cause of disputes.
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An Overview of the Wholesale and Retail Industry From Quarter 1 2008 to Quarter 1 2013

Development Policy Research Unit
July 2013
This is the twelfth of a series of fact sheets that analyses changes in the labour market over the preceding 12 month period. This research was commissioned by the Employment Promotion Programme.
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An Overview of The South African Labour Market for the Year Ending 2013 Quarter 1

Development Policy Research Unit
June 2013
This is the eleventh of a series of fact sheets that analyses changes in the labour market over the preceding 12 month period. This research was commissioned by the Employment Promotion Programme.
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Employment in the Mining and Quarrying Industry in South Africa

Development Policy Research Unit
June 2013
This is the tenth of a series of fact sheets that analyses changes in the labour market over the preceding 12 month period. This research was commissioned by the Employment Promotion Programme.
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An Overview of the South African Labour Market for the Year Ending 2012 Quarter 3

Development Policy Research Unit
March 2013
This is the ninth of a series of fact sheets that analyses changes in the labour market over the preceding 12 month period. This research was commissioned by the Employment Promotion Programme.
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An Overview of the South African Labour Market for the Year Ending 2012 Quarter 2

Development Policy Research Unit
October 2012
This is the eighth of a series of fact sheets that analyses changes in the labour market over the preceding 12 month period. This research was commissioned by the Employment Promotion Programme.
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An Overview of the Youth Labour Market since 2008

Development Policy Research Unit
August 2012
The seventh factsheet in the series provides an overview of the youth labour market in South Africa between 2008Q1 and 2012Q1. The factsheet shows that young people have borne the brunt of the labour market impact of the recession and that they face considerably higher unemployment rates than their older counterparts.
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An Overview of the South African Labour Market for the Year Ending 2012 Quarter 1

Development Policy Research Unit
June 2012
This is the sixth of a series of fact sheets that analyses changes in the labour market over the preceding 12 month period. This research was commissioned by the Employment Promotion Programme.
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An Overview of the South African Labour Market for the Year Ending 2011 Quarter 4

Development Policy Research Unit
May 2012
This is the fifth of a series of fact sheets that analyses changes in the labour market over the preceding 12 month period. This research was commissioned by the Employment Promotion Programme.
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An Overview of the Farm Worker Sector from Quarter 2 of 2008 to Quarter 2 of 2011

Development Policy Research Unit
February 2012
This fact sheet examines the fortunes of those employed in the Farm Worker Sector over the period Quarter 2 of 2008 to Quarter 2 of 2011. This research was commissioned by the Employment Promotion Programme.
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An Overview of the Domestic Work Sector from Quarter 2 of 2008 to Quarter 2 of 2011

Development Policy Research Unit
January 2012
This fact sheet examines the fortunes of those employed in the Domestic Worker Sector over the period Quarter 2 of 2008 to Quarter 2 of 2011. This research was commissioned by the Employment Promotion Programme.
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An Overview of the Business Activities n.e.c. Subsector from Quarter 1 2008 to Quarter 1 2011

Development Policy Research Unit
October 2011
This fact sheet examines the fortunes of those employed in the Business Activities n.e.c. Subsector over the period Quarter 1 2008 to Quarter 1 2011. This research was commissioned by the Employment Promotion Programme.
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An Overview of the South African Labour Market from Quarter 3 of 2010 to Quarter 3 of 2011

Development Policy Research Unit
December 2011
This is the fourth of a series of fact sheets that analyses changes in the labour market over the preceding 12 month period. This research was commissioned by the Employment Promotion Programme.
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An Overview of the South African Labour Market from Quarter 2 of 2010 to Quarter 2 of 2011

Development Policy Research Unit
September 2011
This is the third of a series of fact sheets that analyses changes in the labour market over the preceding 12 month period. This research was commissioned by the Employment Promotion Programme.
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An Overview of the South African Labour Market from Quarter 3 of 2009 to Quarter 3 of 2010

Development Policy Research Unit
February 2011
This is the second of a series of fact sheets that analyses changes in the labour market over the preceding 12 month period. This research was commissioned by the Employment Promotion Programme.
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An Overview of the South African Labour Market from Quarter 2 of 2009 to Quarter 2 of 2010

Development Policy Research Unit
August 2010
This is the first of a series of fact sheets that analyses changes in the labour market over the preceding 12 month period. This research was commissioned by the Employment Promotion Programme.
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Key Findings from the 2011Q2 Quarterly Labour Force Survey Statistical Release

Development Policy Research Unit
2010
A summary of key findings from the Statistical Release of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey of 2010Q3.
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Key Findings from the 2011Q1 Quarterly Labour Force Survey Statistical Release

Development Policy Research Unit
2011
A summary of key findings from the Statistical Release of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey of 2010Q3.
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Key Findings from the 2010Q4 Quarterly Labour Force Survey Statistical Release

Development Policy Research Unit
2010
A summary of key findings from the Statistical Release of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey of 2010Q4.
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Key Findings from the 2010Q3 Quarterly Labour Force Survey Statistical Release

Development Policy Research Unit
2010
A summary of key findings from the Statistical Release of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey of 2010Q3.
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