PRETORIA l The results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the first quarter of 2021 show that the number of employedpersons remained almost unchanged at 15,0 million (a slight decrease of 28 000) in the first of quarter 2021.
The number of unemployed persons also remained almost unchanged at 7,2 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2020 (increased by 8 000).
The number of discouraged work-seekers increased by 201 000 (6,9%), and the number of people who were not economically active for reasons other than discouragement decreased by 38 000 (0,3%) between the two quarters, resulting in a net increase of 164 000 in the not economically active population.
Official unemployment is now at 32,6%. There’s nothing right that Ramaphosa’s administration is getting right. All SOCs are collapsing, SAPO service points will be closed, Salaries in Denel not paid, SAA closed, and white arrogance & racism rising. The worse administration ever! https://t.co/CfGYkTfC99
— Floyd Shivambu (@FloydShivambu) June 1, 2021
These minor changes resulted in the official unemployment rate increasing by 0,1 of a percentage point from 32.5% in the fourth quarter of 2020 to 32,6% in the first quarter of 2021 – the highest since the start of the QLFS in 2008.
The unemployment rate according to the expanded definition of unemployment increased by 0,6 of a percentage point to 43,2% in quarter 1 2021 compared to quarter 4 2020.
You and your movement also contributed to this mess, you keep on advocating for other africans to come here illegally so that they can take the jobs which our people can do.
— Warren (@warren_hanyane) June 1, 2021
Some of the people which are forming this statistics were working at that bank which Brian and his brothers stole money from and it collapse (VBS). Eish we are in trouble thieves all over
— Fixitall (@rakutfa) June 1, 2021
When he became a SA President, unemployment started going up, before there was even COVID19.
Q1 – 26.7
Q2 – 27.2
Q3 – 27.5
Q4 – 27.1
Q1 – 27.6
Q2 – 29.0
Q3 – 29.1
Q4 – 29.1
Q1 – 30.1
Q2 – 23.3 (cooked)
Q3 – 30.8
Q4 – 32.5
Q1 – 32.6
— Sanele Sano Ngcobo🇿🇦 (@sanosanele) June 1, 2021