Question NW1392 to the Minister of Employment and Labour

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04 June 2021 - NW1392

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

With reference to his reply to question 1039 on 17 May 2021, what total number of the 71,7% of youth who remains unemployed for more than a year, reaches the age of 35 without ever gaining employment?

Reply:

According to data from Statsa (Q4 2020), the table below indicates the number of people that remain unemployed, ranging from less than 3 months to more than five years.

Unemployed youth (15-24 years) by duration of unemployment

   
           

 

Less than Matric

Matric

Other Tertiary

Graduates

Total

Less than 3 months

47,558

30,998

11,213

5,406

95,175

3 months to less than 6 months

27,752

21,612

2,983

211

52,559

6 months to less than 9 months

30,041

29,459

5,290

998

65,787

9 months to less than 1 year

34,422

79,550

18,946

2,643

135,560

1 year to less than 3 years

200,574

278,745

35,182

0

514,501

3 years to 5 years

128,614

116,697

6,094

1,347

252,753

More than 5 years

106,805

79,162

10,718

1,666

198,351

Don't know

0

0

1,969

0

39,929

Total

581,440

647,680

93,157

12,632

1,334,909

Source: Statistics South Africa, Quarterly Labour Force Survey, Quarter 4 2020

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