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Labour Force in South-Africa


Stats SA

An overview on the labour force in South Africa



The document is the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) report released by Statistics South Africa for the second quarter of 2022. The report provides an overview of employment trends in the formal non-agricultural sector of the economy. The key findings indicate a decrease in the number of employees, mainly driven by the trade, business services, and manufacturing industries.

Key Takeaways:

But the labour force increased by 282,000 individuals in the second quarter of 2022, and the labour force participation rate increased by 0.5 percentage points to 59.8%.

Employment by Industry:

Employment by Sectors:

Employment by Occupation: