CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Youth unemployment in South Africa has become a “national crisis”, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday at an event commemorating youth activism during the apartheid era.
Unemployment in Africa’s most advanced economy has remained stubbornly high since white minority rule ended 25 years ago, and creating jobs is a major challenge for Ramaphosa as he aims to reignite an underperforming economy.
Unemployment - % - Quarter - Data - May
Unemployment inched up to 27.6% in the first quarter, official data showed in May, underscoring the task faced by Ramaphosa after his ANC party won re-election last month.
An expanded category of unemployment, including people who have stopped looking...
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