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What is South Africa’s unemployment rate?

Statistics South Africa's Quarterly Labour Force Survey put the official unemployment rate at 33.9% in the second quarter of 2022. These results indicate that 648,000 jobs were gained between the first quarter of 2022 and the second quarter of 2022.

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