South Africa: Unemployment Rises to 32.5 Percent

South Africa’s unemployment rate rose to 32.5% in the last three months of 2020, Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke has revealed.

The increase presents a 1.7 percentage point increase from the third quarter of 2020.

Despite the grim picture painted in the fourth quarter (Q4) Labour Force Survey, released on Tuesday, Stats SA said the Quarter 4 results 2020 show that the number of employed persons increased by 333 000 to 15 million.

During this period, the number of unemployed persons increased…


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