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Stats SAReuters reports that SA’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 26.7% of the labour force in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the last quarter of 2017, SA Statistics said on Tuesday.  

In its quarterly labour force survey that polls households, the government organisation indicated that there were 6.0 million people without jobs in the three months to the end of March, compared with 5.9 million people in the final three months of last year.  The expanded definition of unemployment, which includes people who have stopped looking for work, rose to 36.7% in the first quarter from 36.3% in the previous quarter.

  • This short report by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo is at Moneyweb

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