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Employment in formal non-agricultural business sector rise

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Mar '08
Employment in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased between the quarters ended September 2007 and December 2007.

The December 2007 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 65 000 persons (or +0.8%) from September 2007 (an estimated 8 343 000 employees) to December 2007 (an estimated 8 408 000 employees).

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

According to the December 2007 Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey gross earnings paid to employees during the quarter ended December 2007 (October 2007 to December 2007) amounted to R241 031 million. This represents a quarterly increase of R21 150 million (or +9.6%) compared with the quarter ended September 2007 (July 2007 to September 2007).

Employment in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased between the quarters ended December 2006 and December 2007.

According to the December 2007 Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey an estimated 8 408 000 people were employed in the formal non-agricultural business sector of the South African economy. This reflected an annual increase of about 186 000 employees (or +2.3%) compared with December 2006 (an estimated 8 222 000 employees).

Gross earnings paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased between the quarters ended December 2006 and December 2007.

The gross earnings paid to employees during the quarter ended December 2007 (October 2007 to December 2007) amounted to R241 031 million. This reflects an annual increase of R20 792 million (or +9.4%) compared with December 2006 (October 2006 to December 2006).

Statistics South Africa


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