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.
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.