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 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 media briefing will be held as per the following details:

Date:     Monday, 03 April 2017

Time: 10H30

Venue:  Tshedimosetso House, Cnr Francis Baard & Festival streets, Hatfield, Pretoria


(NB! There will be a video link to Imbizo Media Centre, 120 Plein Street, Parliament, Cape Town.)



Felicia Sithole

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