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Farming jobs remain steady amid dismal employment figures

Farming jobs remain steady amid dismal employment figures

June 26, 2020

 

With South Africa’s unemployment rate now standing at more than 30%, a labour expert has warned the worst was yet to come.

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) recently released its quarterly labour force survey for the first quarter (Q1) for 2020 which revealed that the number of job seekers without employment was now at 7,1 million, an increase of 344 000 individuals from the previous quarter.

“As a result, the official unemployment rate increased by one percentage point to 30,1%, compared with the fourth quarter of 2019,” Stats SA said.

The net decline in total employment in Q1 was mainly driven by decreases in the formal sector (50 000) and agriculture (21 000), offset by increases in the informal sector (3 000) and private households (30 000).

 

“As a result, the official unemployment rate increased by one percentage point to 30,1%, compared with the fourth quarter of 2019,” Stats SA said.

The net decline in total employment in Q1 was mainly driven by decreases in the formal sector (50 000) and agriculture (21 000), offset by increases in the informal sector (3 000) and private households (30 000).

“As a result, the official unemployment rate increased by one percentage point to 30,1%, compared with the fourth quarter of 2019,” Stats SA said.

The net decline in total employment in Q1 was mainly driven by decreases in the formal sector (50 000) and agriculture (21 000), offset by increases in the informal sector (3 000) and private households (30 000).

 

“As a result, the official unemployment rate increased by one percentage point to 30,1%, compared with the fourth quarter of 2019,” Stats SA said.

The net decline in total employment in Q1 was mainly driven by decreases in the formal sector (50 000) and agriculture (21 000), offset by increases in the informal sector (3 000) and private households (30 000).

 

Source: farmer’s weekly

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  1. Jaco Pieters

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