Official unemployment rate rises

Wits university economist Lumkile Mondi spoke with eTV's Tapfuma Makina. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The official unemployment rate has risen to 34.4 percent between April and June from 32.6 percent.

This means 7.8 million people are unemployed.

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Under the expanded definition -- which included discouraged workers -- the unemployment rate is 42.6 percent, meaning 11.9 million people are jobless.

The Eastern Cape recorded the highest official and expanded unemployment rates.

Limpopo and the Northern Cape have more than 15,0 percentage points difference between their expanded and official unemployment rates.


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