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newsCity Press writes that the unemployment rate of 53% among South Africans between the ages of 15 and 24 shows that young people are the worst hit by poor economic growth.  This was shown by a report on SA released last week by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  

According to statistics from the International Labour Organisation, youth unemployment globally was at 13.55% last year, compared to 52.3% in SA.  Among young men in the country, the figure is 48.3% and 57.3% among young women.  SA’s general unemployment rate for the first quarter of the year was 27.7% – the highest it has been in 14 years, according to Stats SA.  The unemployment rate for the group aged between 15 and 34 was 38.6%, Stats SA reckoned.  In its report on SA, the OECD recommended that apprenticeship and internship programmes be developed to advance job creation among young people.

  • Read this report by Riana de Lange in full at News24
  • See too, SA hou rekord vir werkloosheid onder jonges, at Netwerk24 (limit on access)

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