Unemployment in South Africa hits 29 percent

Unemployment in South Africa hits 29 percent

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Joblessness in South Africa has reached 29 per cent, the highest level since the country's quarterly labour force survey was introduced 11 years ago, the statistics office said on Tuesday.

"The unemployment rate increased by 1.4 percentage points from 27.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 to 29.0 per cent in the second quarter of 2019," StatsSA said in its quarterly report.