Stats SA survey shows decrease in quarter-on-quarter employment stats

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Stats SA‘s Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES), June 2022 report shows that total employment has decreased by 119 000 jobs or -1,2% quarter-on-quarter, from 10 067 000 in March 2022 to 9 948 000 in June 2022.

This was largely due to decreases in the community services, business services, construction, manufacturing and electricity industries.

However, there were increases in the trade (17 000 or 0,8%), mining (4 000 or 0,9%) and transport (1 000 or 0,2%) industries.

Total employment increased by 74 000 job postings or 0,7% year-on-year between June 2021 and June 2022.