Western Cape Records SA's Highest Job Creation Numbers
26 February 2016
The Western Cape has recorded the highest job gains in the country, according to the latest employment figures from Statistics South Africa released today (25 February 2016). Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said 210 000 jobs had been created overall in 2015, and in the last quarter 62 000. The numbers were contained in the Quarterly Labour Force Survey, Quarter 4:2015. “Jobs growth during the period under review was at 9.7%, compared to nationally at 4.6% and Gauteng at 4.3%. The Western Cape now also has the lowest narrow unemployment rate at 19.4% and expanded unemployment rate at 22%. “Our number one objective in the province is the creation of opportunities for jobs and growth. These latest trends show we are moving in the right direction.” Premier Helen Zille said the Western Cape had seen 337 000 net growth in jobs since 2009, despite a tough economic climate nationally. The Premier was delivering her response to the State of the Province Debate today.
Bronwynne Jooste Spokesperson: Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities Responsible for Tourism, Economic Development and Agriculture Western Cape Government Tel: 021 483 3550 firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 060 970 4301