Busa concerned by employment figures

Busa has shown its concern with recent Labour Force Survey figures.

Business Unity South Africa (Busa) deputy CEO Raymond Parsons. Picture: Tara Meaney/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has become the latest organisation to show its concern with Tuesday's Labour Force Survey figures.

The statistics showed that South Africa's unemployment rate rose to 25,2 percent in the first quarter of the year, 1,3 percent more than the previous figure.

This mean employment dropped by a net 75,000, while the formal and informal economy shed a total of 135,000 jobs.

The survey revealed that that the number of unemployed people increased by a total of 282,000.

Busa deputy CEO Raymond Parsons said the country needs to discuss labour laws properly, in order to resolve the problem of unemployment.

He said the labour market must work effectively and other supportive measures are needed to enable the country's economy to grow.