Unemployment by numbers: Black women have highest unemployment rate

Unemployment by numbers: Black women have highest unemployment rate

- One of South Africa's biggest problems is unemployment - the current rate is 27.2%

- President Ramaphosa addressed this issue with his Job Summit, which will hopefully lead to sustainable solutions

- According to statistics, black women have things the worst as 33% of them don't have jobs

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StatsSA's numbers paint a dark and worrying picture. In the last 10 years, 1.7 million South Africans have become unemployed.

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%.

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Female unemployment

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%.

Male unemployment

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%.

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This is a serious problem that need serious solutions. Perhaps the Job Summit will make a difference.

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:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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