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do agree there,Hate to burst your bubble there my son...
Statistics manipulation is everyones hallmark. Every country, company and individual manipulates statistics to some level or another.
As long as there is a section of the population willing to fund the grants they should pop out 5+. Tito told the World Bank to go fsck itself, the market in SA is deep. Maybe he meant in deep troubleStop popping out 5 children you cannot afford- there's a good start.
Nonsense. 30.8% of what? Where is the context. Without specifics i'll assume its 30.8% of South Africa.
Based on my rough estimation:
Only 20-60 years can be included as employable = 56% of population
Less 1% as buffer for disable people = 55%
Which bring that 30.8% to a realistic 16.5%.
With an estimated total population of 59 million, that is 5.35 million unemployed out of 32.45 million employable people.
An "unemployed" matriculant can't be included in the figures as he needs to be counted at figures involved with higher learning or lack thereof.
A school dropout can't be included either.
My definition of unemployed is any able body without no employment between the age of first employement, after post matric learning, and the age of retirement. Nothing else, no "stopped looking for a job" nonsense.
The number of employed persons increased by 543 000 (3.8%) to 14.7 million compared to the second quarter of 2020. Unemployment increased substantially by 2.2 million (52.1%) to 6.5 million compared to quarter 2 of 2020 resulting in an increase of 2.8 million (15.1%) in the number of people in the labour force”.
The national statistics service in the report said the number of discouraged work-seekers increased by 225 000 (9.1%), while the number of people who were not economically active for reasons other than discouragement decreased by 2.9 million (15.8%) between the two quarters. This, Stats SA said, resulted in a net decrease of 2.6 million (12.8%) in the not economically active population
The US do a weekly report.Shouldn't that headline be adjusted upwards on a day to day basis?