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Stats SAFin24 reports that according to Statistics SA's latest Quarterly Employment Statistics survey (QES survey), South Africa added some 81,000 non-agricultural jobs between September and December 2017.  

Employment increased by 81,000, from 9,716,000 in September 2017 to 9,797,000 in December 2017.  This corresponds favourably to a year-on-year increase of 18,000 or 0.2% between December 2016 and December 2017.  The most notable quarterly increases were seen in trade (56,000), business services (29,000), community services (21,000) and manufacturing (4,000).  Jobs decreased in construction (-19,000), mining and quarrying (-7,000) and transport (-3,000).  As in previous years, the economic sector employing the most South Africans was "community, social and personal services" where 2,626,000 people worked.  This sector includes government departments, defence and police, education, health, religious organisations, film and the arts.  Stats SA indicated that as of November 2017 average monthly earnings were R20,004.

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