FINDINGS FROM THE REPORT:
Collating research with information gathered from municipalities, experts and academics, the CDE report found that by the end of 2016, only 6.3m of the just over 20m young people in SA were employed.
Of those who were not economically active, 5m were still in school and around 1m more were in some form of educational institution or engaged in adult basic education.
3.7m young people were unemployed but looking for work – the definition of unemployment used to calculate the “narrow” unemployment rate – while 2.1m were unemployed and no longer looking for work. The latter group is considered “discouraged” workers.
SOURCE: CDE 2017 based on data from StatsSA