South Africa's unemployment rate has declined marginally during the fourth quarter of last year. According to Statistics South Africa jobless rate eased slightly from 27.5% to 27.1% end of last year. The figure show that 149 000jobs were created mainly
in the financial sector followed by private households and manufacturing of leather and textile. However, most job losses occurred in community and social work. Stats SA's Statistician General Risenga Maluleke says Limpopo recorded the lowest unemployment rate in the country while the Eastern Cape had the highest: "The EC returned an unemployment rate of 36.1% whereas Limpopo has 16.5%, but when you go to the expanded definition Limpopo jumps to 38.8%. So you can see that Limpopo is
sitting with a lot of discouraged job seekers so is the EC with 46.8% followed by the North West 42.9% on the expanded definition.