The Newzroom Afrika Business Desk and AM Report both look at expectations on the latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey, to be released today following a marginal drop in the unemployment rate to 34.5%. However, young people remain vulnerable.
Looking at the continued reactions to the latest quarterly labour survey, Stats SA has recorded a second consecutive quarter of decline in South Africa unemployment rate. Sentiments had not been positive, analysts have expressed exasperation with the ongoing lack of drastic and sustainable action in addressing unemployment in South Africa.
At the same time youth unemployment remains a concern as it has increased by 2 percent, this means 370 000 youths are without jobs.
Chief Communications Officer at Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, Zengeziwe Msimang, say much more needs to be done and unpacks this in the two interviews below.