South Africans are experiencing the highest unemployment rate since 2008.
The new report released by Statistics South Africa shows that South African unemployment is the highest since 2008. The report shows that more than 29,1% of South Africans are without work in Q3. A 0.1% increase from the previous quarter.
The number of unemployed people in South Africa increased from 4,5 million in Q3:2009 to 6,7 million in Q3:2019.
“The South African working-age population increased by 149 000 in Q3:2019 compared to Q2:2019”, says Stats SA
“The results further indicate that the number of discouraged work-seekers increased by 44 000 while the number of those who are not active in the labour market for other reasons other than discouragement declined by 35 000 resulting in a net increase of 9 000 in the number of those who were not economically active.
Here is some of the reaction from social media.
6,700,000 South Africans unemployed. The shame of the nation. A tragedy for every single individual sitting without work. Unemployment is the thief of hope, the destroyer of dignity. An devastating waste of energy, talent and input.#Unemployment2019#unemployment https://t.co/51zaQb8SFb— Simon Grindrod (@SimonPGrindrod) October 29, 2019
The Anc Government doesn’t know what should be done with the high levels of unemployment and the crisis is just deepening. They should be removed from power and a progressive government of the EFF should take over to lead massive industrialisation to create millions of jobs. https://t.co/mDvmX1YVrl— Floyd Shivambu (@FloydShivambu) October 29, 2019
#unemployment will never drop unless we immigration in RSA. Every employer prefers cheap labour to maximize their profits— Gazankulu Ambassador 🇿🇦 (@Christos_Fanuel) October 29, 2019
Not just Ramaphosa, but ANC mess