The 2nd Quarter Employment Stats

Statistics South Africa has released the Quarterly Employment stats for the 2nd quarter of 2022 consisting of March and June ,the Director of Quarterly employment Statistics Matlapane Masupye revealed that there has been a decline in Employment by 119 000 from 10 067 000 in March to 9 948000 in June 2022

This was largely due to decreases in the following Community services,Business Services manufacturing aswell as Electricity

There was an increase in Total Employment (including paid and self employment)by 74 000 translating to 0.7% between June of 2021 and June this year

Full Time Employment decreased by 0.2% which was 8 842 000 in March  to 8 826 000 in June this year

Part time employment decreased by 103 000 quarter on quarter from 1225 000 in March to 1 122000 in June ,this was due to decreases in the following industries ,Community services, manufacturing ,trade , Electricity and Construction

Transport industries reported no quarterly change ,the Business services industry reported quarterly increase of 4000 employees ,part time employment increased by 154 000 year on year between June 2021 and June 2022….

The year on year Basic Salary/wages increased by R26.2 Billion between June 2021 and June 2022

Average monthly earnings showed a quarter on quarter increase of 3.7% from R23 697 in February 2022 to R24 578 in May 2022

Basic Salary Wages paid to Employees increased by R10.3 Billion from R706.7 Billion from March to R717 000 Billion in June 2022 this was due to increases in the following Industries Business services,trade construction,manufacturing ,transport mining and community services

Done by Lizeka Tsotetsi


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