7 Nov The growing problem of unemployment

Last month Stats SA released the Labour Force Survey for the third quarter showing that unemployment increased by 0.3% to 27.5%. This means that 6.2 million South Africans are jobless compared to 6.1 million people in the prior quarter. The expanded definition of unemployment which includes people, who have stopped looking for work, also rose slightly to 37.3% from 37.2% in the third quarter. More worryingly, Stats says youth unemployment is at a record high of 52.8%.

We are joined by:

• Nkululeko Ndlovu is the organiser of fighting against graduate. unemployment march held yesterday at the union buildings
• Statistician-General and Head of Statistics South Africa Mr Risenga Maluleke.
• Mamogkethi Molopyane is a labour analyst.
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