52% of South Africa's youth has no job

May 17, 2018

IOL / 16 MAY 2018, 06:30AM / LUYOLO MKENTANE



CAPE TOWN - Youth unemployment in South Africa surged to 52.4 percent in the first quarter from51.1 percent recorded in the fourth quarter of last year.


Data from the StatisticsSouth Africa (Stats SA) QuarterlyLabour Force Survey yesterday showed that job seekers between 15 and 24 years remained on the receiving end of the unemployment scourge despite President Cyril Ramaphosalaunching the Youth Employment Service in March to address the problem.