Government records largest employment drop in the country

Manufacturing and construction on a steady job loss trajectory

Most of the people who lost their jobs in the second quarter of the year were employed by the government, followed by those in the manufacturing and construction sectors.

There is a further decline in employment numbers contained in the latest Stats SA Quarterly Employment Statistics released last week, which showed that the community services sector, which is made up of all spheres of government, had shed 65,000 of the 86,000 jobs lost between March and June...

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