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2022Q3 Eastern Cape Labour Market Highlights

Published: January 05, 2023

ECSECC has published its Eastern Cape Labour Market report for the third quarter of 2022.

Eastern Cape labour market highlights: Third quarter 2022

     • The Eastern Cape unemployment rate declined by 0.4 of a percentage point to 42.4%.
     • The number of employed people increased by 1.3%
     • Employment increased significantly in the informal (non-agricultural) sector by 12.8%.
     • The Eastern Cape youth unemployment rate (aged 15 - 34 years) declined to 53.6%.
     • Within the unemployed people in the province, 55.6% have secondary not completed.
     • The female unemployment rate was higher (43.6%) than that of males, which was recorded at 41.3%.


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