Mzansi reacts to unemployment remaining unchanged: "Chest pains"

Mzansi reacts to unemployment remaining unchanged: "Chest pains"

After the latest stats revealed that unemployment in Mzansi remains at 29.1%, South Africans flooded social media with comments showing their frustration.

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Earlier, reported that Statistics SA has released its Quarterly Labour Force Survey, revealing that the official unemployment rate has remained unchanged.

In a statement released with the report, the department noted that no tangible changes were seen in the statistics:

"The results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the fourth quarter of 2019 indicate that the official unemployment rate remained unchanged (29,1%) compared to the third quarter of 2019. The results further indicate that the number of employed persons increased by 45 000 to 16,4 million and the number of unemployed persons decreased by 8 000 to 6,7 million in Q4: 2019 compared to Q3: 2019, resulting in an increase of 38 000 in the labour force."

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The news did not sit well with South Africans who are fed up with empty promises and struggling to find jobs.

We decided to take a look at some of the reactions the news generated. Many blamed the ANC and some graduates even offered to sell their degrees.

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