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 ( The QES measures changes in employment across all industries in the formal sector of the economy. It collects data from value-added tax (VAT)-registered businesses (excluding agriculture).


The survey also provides earnings data (such as salaries, wages, overtime and bonuses) by industry, and the change in average earning received by employees in the formal sector of the economy.


The QES will be released on the web as follows:

Date:     Friday, 07 April 2017

Time: 10H30

Website link:


For media enquiries contact:

Trevor Oosterwyk

Head of Communications

Tel: 012 310 4687

Cell: 082 908 9104