SPII Unemployment Analysis Policy Brief: Third Quarter Labour Force Survey

As a contribution to the national, regional and global understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on our already stressed society, SPII has produced a quarterly analysis of the critical unemployment figures, trends and trajectories from the last quarter of the Labour Force Survey to report before the impact of Covid- 19 would have had a significant impact.

Statistics South Africa has released its latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) which accentuates the 52% quarterly increase in the unemployment figures of the third quarter. This indicates how the national lockdown has impacted on employment in South Africa