Eastern Cape Socio-Economic Consultative Council

Official EC Unemployment Rate Declines By 2.4%

Published: May 02, 2022

The Eastern Cape's unemployment rate fell from 47.4% in 2021Q3 to 45% in 2021Q4. According to Statistics South Africa data, the province recorded the highest unemployment decrease in the country with -2.4%. The highest increases in unemployment in 2021Q4 were recorded in KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Western Cape. Even with the decrease in unemployment, the Eastern Cape remains the only province with the highest unemployment rate in the country. 

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