The "Eastern Cape Quarterly Review of Labour Markets” is a statistical release compiled by the Eastern Cape Socio Economic Consultative Council (ECSECC). The aim of the publication is to analyse the latest developments in the Eastern Cape labour market. The analysis includes employment and unemployment dynamics for the two metropolitan municipalities in the province, Nelson Mandela Bay and Buffalo City. The data used in the report is drawn from Statistics South Africa’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS). This issue covers the third quarter of 2016 (3Q2016).