State of the Nation: While politicians campaigned, 237,000 lost their jobs in South Africa

State of the Nation: While politicians campaigned, 237,000 lost their jobs in South Africa By Tessa Knight

16.5.2019

State of the Nation: While politicians campaigned, 237,000 lost their jobs in South Africa By Tessa Knight

South Africans continued to lose their jobs every day in the lead up to elections, at the very same time as politicians were on the campaign trail wooing citizens with promises of jobs and economic stability.

Officially, there are 6.2-million citizens who are classified as unemployed, according to the

The number for the official definition of unemployment is 27.6%, but in reality there are many more South Africans without work. On top of the unemployment rate, Stats SA classifies an additional 15.8-million people as not economically active. Within this group 3-million people are discouraged from seeking work, while the other 12.8-million do not fit the definition of employed or unemployed.

And yet young women are most at risk of being unemployed. According to the report, four in every 10 young women in South Africa are not in employment, education or training (NEET).

Overall, at least 22-million South Africans do not have an income. That is 22-million people who are able to work, but are either too discouraged to try and find work or are currently, albeit unsuccessfully, searching for a job.

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