Stats SA to release employment numbers

File: A person completing an application for UIF. AFP/Olivier Douliery

JOHANNESBURG - Analysts expect a big jump in the unemployment rate when Stats SA releases its quarterly numbers on Thursday.

The previous rate -- between April and June -- was heavily distorted because people stayed home and didn't look for work.

READ: SA's unemployment rate declines to 23.3%

The official rate is expected to rise from 23 percent to 32 percent.

More than 2.3 million people lost their jobs between April and March.


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