JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's unemployment rate increased to 27.6-percent in the first quarter of 2019, Stats SA revealed the figures on Tuesday.
That’s according to the Quarterly Labour Force Survey.
The figure is up half a percentage point from the end of the fourth quarter of 2018,
The 0,5-percent increase mounts more pressure on South Africa's economy with the youth unemployment rate now standing on 55%
About 16.3-million people are employed in South Africa while 6.2-million between the ages of 15 and 64-years are unemployed.