171000 jobs lost this year

UNEMPLOYMENT for the first quarter of 2010 increased 0,9 of a percentage point to 25,2percent, Statistics SA said yesterday - when releasing the Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the first quarter of 2010.

UNEMPLOYMENT for the first quarter of 2010 increased 0,9 of a percentage point to 25,2percent, Statistics SA said yesterday - when releasing the Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the first quarter of 2010.

Employment declined by 171000 from the fourth quarter of 2009, with the formal sector losing 40000 jobs and the informal shedding 100000. Some 69000 jobs were created. - Sapa

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