According to the statistics, 6.1 million people are currently unemployed - 27.2% of the population. The overall unemployment rate for men is 25.3% and
According to the statistics, 6.1 million people are currently unemployed – 27.2% of the population. The overall unemployment rate for men is 25.3% and women have a rate of 29.5%.
Black women have the highest unemployment rate at 33.2%. Coloured women are second with 22.9% unemployment, followed by Asian/Indian women at 12.2%. White females have the lowest unemployment rate of women and men of all races at 7.4%.
Black men reached an unemployment rate of 28.2%, followed by coloured men who stand at 23.6%. Indian/Asian men have a significantly lower unemployment rate of 9.4% and white males stand at 8.5%.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Ramaphosa has convened an urgent job summit which will bring together the national government, provincial governments, labour, civil and business sectors for a series of crunch meetings in Johannesburg on Thursday and Friday.
The current situation is so bad that graduates are forced to beg for work:
"I feel like my degree was not worth it at all. At the end of the day, I'm still on the street."
— BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) October 4, 2018