SA's Q2 formal employment down 0.7 percent quarter/quarter

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A worker loads wine bottles onto a conveyer belt at the Rostberg bottling plant near Cape Town, November 29, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo
A worker loads wine bottles onto a conveyer belt at the Rostberg bottling plant near Cape Town, November 29, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

JOHANNESBURG  – Employment in South Africa’s non-agriculture sector fell by 0.7 percent to 9.218 million people in the second quarter of the year, compared with the previous three months, Statistics South Africa said on Friday.

Pct change

Q2’16 Q1’16 q/q

Number of employees (mln) 9.218 9.285 -0.7

Gross earning (R’bln) 523.343 523.311 0.0

(Reporting by Stella Mapenzauswa; Editing by Ed Stoddard)

Reuters

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