Tuesday, 30 July 2019 11:46

South Africa's unemployment rate has increased by 1.4% in the second quarter of 2019,according Statistics South Africa. The country's unemployment rate was 27.6% in the first quarter of 2019.

The number of unemployed persons in the country now stands at 6.7-million people, up by 455 000 people in the second quarter of the year, compared with the first quarter.

Employment in the formal sector and in private households declined by 49 000, while the informal and agriculture sectors recorded increases of 114 000 and 5 000, respectively.