SABC News - DA hails W Cape for lowest unemployment rate:Tuesday 8 August 2017

DA hails W Cape for lowest unemployment rate

Tuesday 8 August 2017 06:18

Sagree Chetty

DA Economic Opportunities spokesperson, Beverley Schäfer, says it's the largest proportion of new jobs in the country.(SABC)

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Western Cape says the Quarterly Labour Force Survey from Stats SA shows that the province added 137 000 jobs in the last quarter.

DA Economic Opportunities spokesperson, Beverley Schäfer, says it's the largest proportion of new jobs in the country.

She says the province still has the country's lowest unemployment rate.

“Nationally the expanded unemployment rate has increased by 0.2% and stands at a staggering 36.6%, 12% higher than in the Western Cape. Gauteng has an expanded unemployment rate of 32.9% and KwaZulu-Natal 40.4%, showing that where the DA governs the economy grows faster and more people are employed.”

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