SA economy | Latest job numbers to be released

File: Job seekers wait on the side of a road holding placards reading their specialisation. AFP/Mijahid Safodien

JOHANNESBURG - Stats SA will release the quarterly labour force survey this morning.

It reflects job numbers between July and September this year.

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The country's jobs growth defied expectations in the second quarter, pushing the unemployment rate a step closer to pre-pandemic levels.

The easing of Covid-19 restrictions sparked a bout of hiring by employers looking to serve consumers who are eating out, shopping and travelling more.

Twelve million South Africans are still without work.


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