Category Archives: Work and labour force

Media Invite: Labour Market Dynamics in South Africa, 2015 report

                                     07October 2016 Media advisory   Statistician-General releases the Labour Market Dynamics in South Africa, 2015 report   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the Labour Market Dynamics in South Africa, 2015 report at a media briefing on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 in Pretoria.   The report provides information on   read more »


MEDIA STATEMENT: QUARTERLY EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS June 2016

Media Release                                                                                                                                                                            7 October  2016 QUARTERLY EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS June 2016   There was an estimated 9 218 000 jobs reported in the formal non-agricultural sector in June 2016. This reflected a net decrease of 67 000 employees or -0,7% compared to March 2016. There was an annual job gains of 30 000 (+0,3%) between the second   read more »


SA jobs shrink in Q2

SA jobs shrink in Q2

The South African formal sector employment shrank by 67 000 jobs in the second quarter of this year. According to the June 2016 Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey released by Statistics South Africa, an estimated 9 218 000 persons were employed in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy. Quarterly employment losses were observed in all   read more »


Media Invite: Statistician-General to release formal sector employment statistics for the second quarter of 2016

Media Invite 04 October 2016   Statistician-General to release formal sector employment statistics for the second quarter of 2016   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) for the second quarter of 2016. The QES measures changes in employment across all industries in the formal sector of   read more »


Four facts you might not have known about the manufacturing industry

Four facts you might not have known about the manufacturing industry

Recently released data from Stats SA provide fresh insight into South Africa’s manufacturing industry. In 2014, Stats SA conducted a large sample survey of the industry, covering about 15 000 enterprises. The results of the survey – containing detailed information on income, employment, capital expenditure, salaries and production – were recently published in two reports: Manufacturing   read more »


South African manufacturing production and the rand (an update)

South African manufacturing production and the rand (an update)

Industry growth rates depend on many factors, and the South African manufacturing industry is no exception. The state of the local and global economy and the rand exchange rate are some of the factors that are watched closely when assessing the performance of manufacturing production.   Figure 1 shows the severe impact of the global   read more »


Gender equality: have municipalities walked the talk?

Gender equality: have municipalities walked the talk?

As the dust settles from the municipal elections, new faces are bound to fill leadership positions within many municipalities. With National Women’s Day around the corner, Stats SA takes a current look at gender representation in local government, focusing on mayoral, managerial and councillor positions.   Municipal mayors Representation: 38% and lower than before You   read more »


Media Invite: Quarterly labour force survey (QLFS) results for the second quarter of 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                   25 July 2016   Statistician-General to release Quarterly labour force survey (QLFS) results for the second quarter of 2016   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the results of the Quarterly labour force survey (QLFS) for the second quarter (Q2) of 2016 at a media briefing to be held   read more »


Media Release: Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES), first quarter 2016

Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES), first quarter 2016   According to the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) for the first quarter of 2016 released by Statistics South Africa today, employment in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy decreased by 0,2% (15 000 employees) to 9 273 000 in the first quarter of 2016, compared   read more »


Media Release: Community Survey 2016 Results

Media Release                                                                                                 30 June 2016 Community Survey 2016 results The population of South Africa has increased to 55,7 million in 2016 from 51,8 million in 2011, representing an increase of over 3 million. Of the 55,7 million people living in South Africa, a majority reside in Gauteng (13,4 million), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (11 million)   read more »