There are more new jobs in SA, but fewer are full-time
Motheo Khoaripe gets a breakdown of the latest jobs data from Matlapane Masupye, Director for Employment Statistics at Stats SA.
More people are being employed in part-time jobs rather than full-time, according to the Quarterly Employment Statistics for the first quarter of 2022 (QES, Q1:2022).
Statistics South Africa says total employment in the formal non-agricultural sector increased by 42 000 in Q1, bringing the level of total employment to around 10,1 million.
Year-on-year (y/y) jobs increased by 200 000 between March 2021 and March 2022.
Total #employment in the formal non-agricultural sector increased by 42 000 in the first quarter of 2022, bringing the level of total employment to approximately 10,1 million.— Stats SA (@StatsSA) June 28, 2022
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Gross earnings paid to employees decreased by R28,2 billion or -3,4% from R827,3 billion in December 2021 to R799,1 billion in March 2022.— Stats SA (@StatsSA) June 28, 2022
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Motheo Khoaripe interviews Matlapane Masupye, Director for Employment Statistics at Stats SA.
Masupye explains that full-time employment refers to those who work 40 hours or more a week.
People who are registered as part-time employees work less than 40 hours.
The number of full-time employees stands at 8-million 881-thousand (8 881 000) and for part-timers it is
1-million 223-thousand (1 223 000).
Looking at the quarterly and yearly movement, both full-time and part-time registered an increase... for full-time an increase of 1 000 quarter-on-quarter, and y/y an increase of 80 000.Matlapane Masupye, Director for Employment Statistics - Stats SA
Part-time, quarter-on-quarter increased by 41 000 and y/y an increase of 192 000.Matlapane Masupye, Director for Employment Statistics - Stats SA
The highest job increases were recorded in community services, followed by manufacturing and mining.
Industries that registered a drop were led by trade, followed by construction and business services.
Listen to Masupye's breakdown of the latest jobs data below: