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South Africa’s Jobless Rate Rises to New High in Third Quarter

  • Unemployment rate at 34.9% versus 34.4% in second quarter
  • Trade, community and social services sectors shed most jobs
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South Africa’s unemployment rate climbed to a new high in the third quarter as all sectors other than finance shed jobs.