Category Archives: Work and labour force

Press Statement : Quest for Nodal Development: Evidence from Census 2001 and Census 2011

Press Statement                                                                                                            12 May 2016   Quest for Nodal Development: Evidence from Census 2001 and Census 2011 (Report No. 03-10-14) According to the South African Multidimensional Poverty Index (SAMPI), the number of households that were multidimensionally poor in South Africa had decreased to 8.0% by 2011 from 18.2% in 2001. The decrease   read more »


South Africa’s CPI reveals how volatile inflation hurts the poorest

Patrick Kelly, Executive Manager for Price Statistics, provides some insights into how inflation affects the most vulnerable. The combined effect of the severe drought and the depreciation of the rand drove annual food inflation to 9,8% in March, its highest level in four years. Periods of high food inflation often spark an outpouring of concern   read more »


Media Release – Quarterly Labour Force Survey

9 May 2016   Unemployment increased in the first quarter of 2016 Employment declined by 2,2% or 355 000 in Q1: 2016, which combined with an increase in the number of unemployed persons of 521 000 resulted in an unemployment rate of 26,7%; this was 2,2 percentage points higher compared to that reported in Q4: 2015. However,   read more »


Vulnerable Groups Series I:  The Social Profile of Youth, 2009–2014

Vulnerable Groups Series I: The Social Profile of Youth, 2009–2014

Media Release 18 April 2016 Vulnerable Groups Series I: The Social Profile of Youth, 2009–2014   According to the Vulnerable Groups Series I: the social profile of youth, 2009-2014 the number of young people living below the poverty line decreased across all provinces; with Free State, Limpopo, and Northern Cape leading the pack with declines   read more »


Media Invite: Quarterly Employment Statistics 2015

MEDIA INVITE Quarterly Employment Statistics 2015 The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the results of the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) Q4 of 2015 at a media briefing to be held on Wednesday 23, March 2016 in Pretoria. Date: 23 March 2016 Lock- up: 14H00 Embargo: 14H30 Venue: GCIS Tshedimosetso House, Cnr   read more »


Tourism: employment, economy and foreign income

Tourism: employment, economy and foreign income

Much has been said about the importance of tourism, particularly of its role in economic growth, employment and attracting foreign exchange. The latest Tourism Satellite Account for South Africa report provides indicators of tourism’s role in these three spheres. Time series for much of the data are now available (10 years).   Tourism as a   read more »


RELEASE OF QLFS QUARTER 4 RESULTS DELAYED

The Statistician-General regrets to announce a delay in the release of the fourth quarter report of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey. The release, which was scheduled for Tuesday the 9th of February has been postponed to the 25th of February for the following reasons. The QLFS has run on a redesigned Master Sample for a   read more »


SA economy added 7000 formal sector jobs in quarter 3 of 2015

The September 2015 Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey showed that an estimated 8 951 000 persons were employed in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy. This reflected a quarterly increase of 7 000 employees (+0,1%) between June 2015 and September 2015 and an annual increase of 4 000 employees (0,0%) between September   read more »


Non-agricultural formal employment decreases by a small margin in the second quarter

The number of employees in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy decreased from an estimated 8 945 000 in March 2015 to an estimated 8 944 000 in June 2015.This reflected a quarterly decrease of 1 000 employees. The quarterly decrease was mainly due to decreases in employment reported by manufacturing industry which   read more »


Non-agricultural formal employment decreases in the first quarter

Non-agricultural formal employment decreases in the first quarter

The March 2015 Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey showed that total formal non-agricultural employment decreased by 44 000 jobs from 8 986 000 in the fourth quarter of 2014 to 8 942 000 in the first quarter of 2015. This is a quarterly decrease of 0.5 %. The quarterly decrease was mainly due to decreases   read more »