SA's unemployment rate now at 29%

The official unemployment rate is now the highest since 2008.

JOHANNESBURG - The country's official unemployment rate jumped to 29 percent in the second quarter of the year, the highest joblessness rate since 2008.

Stats SA released the figures a short while ago.

The rate was 27.6 percent in the first quarter increasing by 1.4 percentage points.

READ: SA unemployment rate soars to 27,6%

The officials figures indicate that 6.7 million people are now unemployed.

That number is approximately 10 million, when discouraged workers are included.


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