JOHANNESBURG - At least 56,000 more South Africans found work in the country’s formal sector in the first quarter of this year.
There's been a sharp rise in government jobs in the latest survey from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA).
The community services sector added 67,000 more jobs during the first 3 months of the year.
However, this was countered by employment figures in the trade sector, which has dropped by 26,000 after peaking in the December period.
Despite more South Africans being formally employed, average salaries fell by 3,9 percent.
Average monthly #earnings paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural sector decreased from R20 060 in November 2017 to R19 858 in February 2018 #StatsSA https://t.co/ofGfVusVXw pic.twitter.com/9PBYOvvZiz— Stats SA (@StatsSA) June 26, 2018
9,8m million people were #employed during Q1:2018, up by 0,6% compared with the previous quarter. Biggest gains were in the community services industry. #Trade recorded biggest job losses #StatsSA https://t.co/ofGfVusVXw pic.twitter.com/ldjc4UFIyy— Stats SA (@StatsSA) June 26, 2018