Official Unemployment rate in the Eastern Cape and in South Africa: 1996 - 2014

Source: Statistics South Africa (Labour Statistics, 2015) ECSECC: 2016

The labour market has not recovered from the 2008/2009recession. Between 2003 and 2008, the official unemployment rate in the country and in the province came down but after the recession it continued to grow as the economy fails to create new jobs.

 

 

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