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SA sheds 34,000 jobs in Q2

The decline was mainly driven by job losses in the manufacturing and construction industries.

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PRETORIA - Stats SA’s quarterly employment statistics showed a decline of 34,000 jobs in the second quarter of this year.

Statistician-General Pali Lehohla released the figures in Pretoria on Thursday.

The decline was mainly driven by job losses in the manufacturing and construction industries.

He says that jobs declined quarter-on-quarter by 0.4%.

"We've got 9.6 million jobs in the formal and agricultural sector and a quarterly net decrease of 34,000 jobs. We have seen that in the Quarterly Labour force Survey and it is basically the manufacturing, construction, community services, transport. Only mining and showed some increases."