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Eastern Cape Socio-Economic Consultative Council

Eastern Cape Unemployment Rate Increases By 0.3 Percentage Point

Published: November 30, 2021

The official unemployment rate for the Eastern Cape province increased by 0.3 of a percentage point to 47.4% in 2021Q3 compared to 2021Q2. In Nelson Mandela Bay Metro and Buffalo City Metro, the official unemployment rates reached above the 40% mark.

(Source: StatsSA QLFS, 2021)

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