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Stats SAFin24 reports that Statistics SA announced on Tuesday in its latest Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) bulletin that total employment in SA's non-agricultural formal sector fell by 3,000 between December 2019 and March 2020.  

The figures published on Tuesday did not include the impact of the national lockdown brought in to stem the spread of Covid-19.  According to Stats SA, there were 10,234,000 people employed in SA's non-agricultural sector in December 2019, and 10,231,000 in March 2020.  The decrease in employment was due to falls in trade (-17,000), construction (-14,000) and manufacturing (-2,000).  However, there were increases in employment in community services (17,000); business services (8,000), mining (3,000) and transport (2,000).

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Jan Cronje at Fin24

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