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SA unemployment rises to 29%

South Africa's unemployment rate rose to 29 percent of the labour force in the second quarter of 2019. Picture: Tracey Adams/African News Agency(ANA)

South Africa's unemployment rate rose to 29 percent of the labour force in the second quarter of 2019. Picture: Tracey Adams/African News Agency(ANA)

Published Jul 30, 2019

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JOHANNESBURG  - South Africa's unemployment rate rose to 29 percent of the labour force in the second quarter of 2019 from 27.6 percent in the first three months of the year, the statistics agency said on Tuesday.

"This is as a result of an increase of 455,000 in the number of people who are unemployed and an increase of 21,000 in employment," Statistics South Africa said in its latest quarterly labour force survey.

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%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/unemployment?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#unemploymentrate increased to 29,0% in Q2:2019, up by 1,4 percentage points from Q1:2019. This is the highest level recorded since the introduction of the QLFS in 2008. The highest level was 29,3% in March 2003 #StatsSA https://t.co/yyznAhpneT pic.twitter.com/noSNDr00dP

— Stats SA (@StatsSA)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/unemployment?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#unemploymentrate was up by 0,5 of a percentage point to 38,5% #StatsSA https://t.co/BaZw8eBfVn pic.twitter.com/5wjKYTCxIb

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— Stats SA (@StatsSA)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/StatsSA?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#StatsSA https://t.co/BaZw8eBfVn pic.twitter.com/jhnivAV8Y3

— Stats SA (@StatsSA)

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%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/construction?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#constructionindustries recorded the biggest gains in employment while private households, transport & #mining recorded the biggest declines #StatsSA https://t.co/BaZw8eBfVn pic.twitter.com/6dtLDNagze

— Stats SA (@StatsSA)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/unemployment?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#unemploymentQ2:2019=29,0% #StatsSA pic.twitter.com/SxSzXvPsaz

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— Stats SA (@StatsSA)

- African News Agency (ANA)

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