Category Archives: Work and labour force

SA reports 48 000 job losses in first quarter

SA reports 48 000 job losses in first quarter

With South Africa formally in recession and hoping for some good news, the latest employment figures released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) holds no reprieve. According to the March 2017 Quarterly Employment Survey (QES), an estimated 9 644 000 persons were employed in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy. This reflected   read more »


QUARTERLY EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

The results of the Quarterly Employment Survey for the first quarter of 2017 released by Statistics South Africa today, show a decline of 48 000 jobs (or -0.5%) to 9 644 000  in the formal non-agricultural sector in the quarter ended in March 2017.  This is a decline of 58 000 jobs when compared to the same period last   read more »


Which national government departments pay the highest average salaries?

Which national government departments pay the highest average salaries?

South Africa’s 47 national government departments spent R137 billion on compensation of employees during the 2015/16 fiscal year. Which departments paid their employees the most in terms of compensation? Stats SA breaks it down for you. According to the data, sourced from the latest Financial statistics of national government report1, 70% of the R137 billion   read more »


Quarterly Labour Force Survey – QLFS Q1:2017

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                                                                           1 June 2017                      Quarterly Labour Force Survey – QLFS Q1:2017 The growth in employment by 144 000, was offset by the growth in the number of job-seekers by 433 000   read more »


Municipalities: where are the staff vacancies?

Municipalities: where are the staff vacancies?

Recent service delivery protests have shifted the spotlight onto local government’s ability to provide vital services. Are municipalities properly staffed to handle the complexities of service delivery? Stats SA’s latest Non-financial Census of Municipalities report provides a profile of the municipal workforce, shedding light on the number of vacancies in key departments1. Local government is   read more »


Media advisory: QLFS Q1 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                                                                                          26 May 2017 Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the first quarter (Q1) of 2017   read more »


Media invite: Non-financial census of municipalities, 2016

Media Invite                                                                                                                                                                           26 May 2017     read more »


Media statement: Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) Postponement notice

Media Statement                                                                                                                   08 May 2017 Postponement of the QLFS Q1:2017 report The Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) Q1:2017 scheduled to be released on Tuesday, 9 May 2017 has been postponed to the 1st June 2017.  The processing of data has taken longer than anticipated. Statistics South Africa would like to apologise for the   read more »


Employment in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased in the Fourth quarter

Employment in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased in the Fourth quarter

Employment increased by 18 000 or 0,2% quarter-on-quarter, from 9 672 000 in September 2016 to 9 690 000 in December 2016. This was largely due to increases in the following industries: trade (68 000 or 3,3%), business services (33 000 or 1,6%) and manufacturing (13 000 or 1,1%). The electricity industry remained unchanged. However there were decreases in   read more »


Media release: Quarterly Employment Statistics Q4 2016

Media Release                                                                                                                    07 April 2017   QUARTERLY EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS, Q4 2016   The current QES survey results are based on a sample drawn from the 2016 Business Sampling Frame (BSF) and therefore the previous trend has been revised to reflect the current growth in the business register.   Employment for the quarter ending December 2016   read more »