Un­em­ploy­ment fig­ures rise in sec­ond quar­ter

The Sunday Independent - - METRO -

THE to­tal num­ber of jobs re­ported in the sec­ond quar­ter de­creased by 69 000, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est Quar­terly Em­ploy­ments Sta­tis­tics Sur­vey re­leased by Sta­tis­tics South Africa. This brings the to­tal num­ber of per­sons em­ployed in the for­mal non-agri­cul­tural sec­tor to 9 748 000. Job losses were re­ported in the com­mu­nity ser­vices in­dus­try, with 67 000 jobs shed. The min­ing in­dus­try con­tin­ued to shed jobs for the fourth con­sec­u­tive quar­ter with 2 000 jobs lost in the sec­ond quar­ter of 2018, while the man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try lost 13 000 jobs.

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