Category Archives: Work and labour force

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 »


Media advisory: Quarterly Employment Statistics Q4 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                              6 April 2017   Formal sector employment statistics for the fourth quarter of 2016 to be released on Friday, 7 April 2017 on the Stats SA website   Statistics South Africa will tomorrow (Friday, 7 April 2017) release the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) for the fourth quarter of 2016 on its website (www.statssa.gov.za).   read more »


Mining: a brief history

Mining: a brief history

The 1970s are best remembered for disco, bell-bottoms, and the mesmerising lava lamp. It was also the decade that saw South African mining forge ahead in its influence on the economy and employment. How has the economy in general, and mining in particular, shifted since then? Mining’s contribution to total economic production climbed in the   read more »


Media statement: Postponement of the release of Quarterly Employment Statistics

Media statement: Postponement of the release of Quarterly Employment Statistics

MEDIA STATEMENT                                                                                                                                                     2 April 2017 Postponement of Quarterly Employment Survey – QES December 2016 release The Quarterly Employment Survey is establishment based and covers formal sector businesses which are registered for VAT and government departments at all levels. This implies that the survey depends on the business register as a sampling frame. However, new   read more »


Media advisory: Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) Q4 of 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                                                                                     30 March 2017 Statistician-General to release formal sector employment statistics for the fourth quarter of 2016   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) for the fourth quarter of 2016 in Pretoria. The QES measures changes in employment across all industries in the formal   read more »


Media advisory: The Social profile of older persons report and the 2015 census of the South African mining industry report

Media advisory                                                                                            27 March 2017   Statistician-General to release the results of the Census of Mining and a report on the Social profile of older persons   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release two key datasets at a media briefing to be held on Wednesday, 29 March 2017   read more »