Youth unemployment: statistics & solutions

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Oosthuizen
KEYWORDS: LABOUR MARKET, UNEMPLOYMENT, YOUTH
DEPARTMENT: Office of the CEO (ERM), Office of the CEO (OCEO), Office of the CEO (IL), Office of the CEO (BS), Office of the CEO (IA)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-dec-2019/stats-and-solutions
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11133
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15083

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Abstract

Labour-force statistics indicate that the official unemployment rate in South Africa rose to 29% in the second quarter of 2019, the highest in a decade. At a recent seminar, researchers from the HSRC and World Bank focused on youth unemployment, highlighting the impact of education, skills and less tangible capital, such as networks, in finding employment.