Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) says the country’s official unemployment rate has jumped to 29% in the second quarter of the year.

 

The unemployment figures were published by Stats SA on Tuesday morning.

 

It’s the highest jobless rate in eleven years.

 

The country’s unemployment rate was 27.6 in the first quarter of this year – from 27.1 in the previous period.

 

There are now 6.7 million unemployed people in South Africa.