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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: BusinessTech.]

Stats SA has published its latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the first quarter of 2019, showing that the country’s unemployment rate has risen in the first three months of the year.

This puts the current rate 0.5 percentage points higher than the last quarter of 2018 – where it sat at 27.1%.

Including ‘discouraged work seekers’ this put the expanded unemployment rate at 38%, Stats SA said.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in June 2019 (CPI) & +5.8 y/y in June 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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