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Jobs 2013: Informal sector shows SA who’s boss

The informal sector has risen to the unemployment challenge, creating over 12 000 of the 24 000 new jobs added in November and December 2013.

Expats on the back foot return home

SA's skills-starved economy has easily absorbed those whose fortunes overseas have been reversed.

SA loses over R55.2bn to sick leave, says Adcorp

Adcorp estimates that in the last decade the economy has lost R55.2-billion cumulative terms due to sickness.

Productivity drops to 50-year low in SA

Adcorp's employment figures for February have shown South Africa's job situation has not changed, but labour productivity has hit a 50-year low.

Full-time employment heads south

Labour experts warn that the introduction of two new laws will tighten the noose on employers. Chantelle Benjamin reports.

Row over productivity data

Labour productivity in SA is declining because of the power of bargaining councils and aspects of the country's labour laws according to a new report.

SA’s optimism down as index shows employment slump

South African job seekers are headed for tough times due to slow economic growth and stagnant employment, Adcorp's latest index has shown.

SA’s economy dependent on entrepreneurs

Employment has grown marginally in South Africa but analysts warn the slowing of small business activity could lead to economic stagnation.

It’s been a bad, bad time for small businesses

New data shows that around 440 000 small businesses have closed in the past five years, and the number of businesses starting up is at a record low.

Stir over job statistics

At a time when job creation is the focus of economic policy, a colossal fight is brewing over the reliability of employment statistics in SA.

Index reveals significant job growth in December

According to the Adcorp Employment Index, over 100 000 new jobs were created in December 2011 with temporary work growing the fastest.

South Africa’s labour market in ‘shambles’

The latest Adcorp Employment Index has found that a rethink was needed on South Africa's 'shambles' of a labour market.

Adcorp index shows employment remains unchanged

An Adcorp index has shown while no significant changes in jobs were seen for October, SA's labour productivity fell to its lowest level in 40 years.

Over 49 000  jobs lost in August

Another 49 306 jobs were lost in August, the fourth consecutive monthly decline, while only government created jobs, an employment index has shown.

Unemployment rate decreases in July

Employment in July was down for the third consecutive month although jobs in the public sector grew, according to the Adcorp Employment Index.

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