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Latest EPP Factsheet: 2016 Q3

18 Jan 2017 - 11:00

The South African economy has struggled to keep pace along with the growing labour force as economic growth continues to weaken. While employment has been increasing gradually, the level of unemployment and rate of unemployment has continued to rise. The analysis in the latest factsheet on recent trends in the South African labour market paints a relatively bleak picture, with the central concern being the inability of the economy to create employment on a sustained basis. Without more rapid economic growth, the jobs required to achieve the country’s various social and economic objectives are extremely unlikely to materialise.

This research was commissioned by the Employment Promotion Programme.

Full factsheet available here: An overview of the South African labour market for the Year Ending 2016 Quarter 3