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Labour market report 2020Q4

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Published - 25 Mar 2021
Category:
Statistical Analysis: Reports and Data
Editor:
ECSECC
Author:
ECSECC
Date of Publication:
0/01/2021
Publisher:
ECSECC
ISBN:
978-1-77593-102-7
Eastern Cape labour market highlights: Fourth quarter 2020 • The Eastern Cape unemployment rate hits 47.9%, the highest in the country. • The number of discouraged work-seekers increased by 6.0% to 172 191. • The number of employed people increased by 1.9% to 1.2 million. • The Eastern Cape youth unemployment rate (aged 15 - 34 years) reached an all-time high of 63.6%. • The labour force has a large share of people who have not completed secondary education (44.0%). • The female unemployment rate was 48.0% and that of males was recorded at 47.9% in 2020Q4.
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