Wednesday, September 23, 2009

South Africa’s non-agriculture jobs decrease

By Khanyisa Tabata
23 September 2009


Employment in the formal non-agricultural business sector decreased between the end of March to the end of June 2009, Statistics South Africa.

In March, the figure stood at an estimated 8 326 000 employees to an estimated 8 259 000 employees in June.

Additionally gross earnings that were paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased between the March and June quarter.

Gross earnings that were paid to workers during the quarter ending in June came in at R259 652 million reflecting a quarterly increase of R429 million compared to the March quarter.

Gross earnings paid to workers in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased between the quarters ended March 2008 and March this year. The increase between the two quarters reflected an increase of R15 631 million.

According to Stats SA, employment in the same sector decreased between the quarters ended June 2008 and June 2009.

The quarterly survey found that the average monthly earnings that include bonuses and overtime payment paid to employees in this sector increased between February and May 2009.

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