South Africa
Labour Market Updates

2021 (Q2)

Official unemployment rate increased by 1.8 of a percentage point from 32.6% in the first quarter of 2021 to reach 34.4% in the second quarter of 2021. The rate was 11% among university graduates, 23.4% points lower than the national official unemployment rate. 








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Employment trends provide the latest labour market updates on job creation and losses from National statistical organisations.

This information can be used to strategise which sectors/industries, occupations and regions to look at when searching for job opportunities.

The employment trends data provides information on job creation and losses across sectors/industries, occupations, and regions in the last quarter and over the last one year. 

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