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Employment in formal non-agricultural sector goes up
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Jun '08
Employment in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased between the quarters ended December 2007 and March 2008.

The March 2008 Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey showed that the number of people employed in the formal non-agricultural business sector of the South African economy increased by about 8 000 persons (or +0,1%) from December 2007 (an estimated 8 410 000 employees) to March 2008 (an estimated 8 418 000 employees).

Gross earnings paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural business sector decreased between the quarters ended December 2007 and March 2008.

According to the March 2008 Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey gross earnings paid to employees during the quarter ended March 2008 (January 2008 to March 2008) amounted to R234 917 million. This represents a quarterly decrease of R6 652 million (or -2,8%) compared with the quarter ended December 2007 (October 2007 to December 2007).

Employment in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased between the quarters ended March 2007 and March 2008.

According to the March 2008 Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey an estimated 8 418 000 people were employed in the formal non-agricultural business sector of the South African economy. This reflected an annual increase of about 174 000 employees (or +2,1%) compared with March 2007 (an estimated 8 244 000 employees).

Gross earnings paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased between the quarters ended March 2007 and March 2008.

The gross earnings paid to employees during the quarter ended March 2008 (January 2008 to March 2008) amounted to R234 917 million. This reflects an annual increase of R29 725 million (or +14,5%) compared with the quarter ended March 2007 (January 2007 to March 2007 ).

Average monthly earnings, including bonuses and overtime payments, paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural business sector decreased between November 2007 and February 2008.

The March 2008 Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey reflected a quarterly decrease of 0,9% in average monthly earnings paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural business sector between November 2007 (an estimated R8 752) and February 2008 (an estimated R8 677).

Average monthly earnings, including bonuses and overtime payments, paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased between February 2007 and February 2008.

The March 2008 Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey reflected an annual increase of 10,3% in average monthly earnings paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural business sector between February 2007 (an estimated R7 870) and February 2008 (an estimated R8 677).

Statistics South Africa


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