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The number of unemployed in SA hits record high

According to Stats SA, the official unemployment rate increased by 0.4 of a percentage point to 35.3%, the highest since the start of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) in 2008 when the country was in recession

As SA's unemployment rate soared to a record 35.3% on Tuesday, there were mixed views on what is causing the shocking figures with load-shedding, the Covid-19 pandemic and maladministration within government taking centre stage.

According to Stats SA, the official unemployment rate increased by 0.4 of a percentage point to 35.3%, the highest since the start of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) in 2008 when the country was in recession...

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