South Africa’s unemployment level remains unchanged

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South Africa’s unemployment rate remained unchanged from the fourth quarter of last year at 26-point-seven percent. However, according to newly-released Statistics South Africa data, the total of people without jobs increased slightly to six-million in the first quarter.

Job losses were recorded in the Transport, Mining and Agricultural sectors. The number of discouraged work-seekers increased by 249000, while the number of person who are not economically active decreased by 403000

Many took to social media to express their grievances with the system of employment in South Africa and how unemployment has been hurting their lives. Many say that their graduate degrees have done little to alleviate their own employment situation.

Statistician-General Risenga Maluleka says only 16-point-four-million people account for the employed, while six-million account for the unemployed.