Third quarter marks growth in agricultural jobs in South Africa
Favourable production conditions in South Africa’s agricultural sector continue to be reflected in employment statistics
According to figures released by Statistics South Africa, the employment figures in primary agriculture saw a notable 10% increase year-on-year and a 7% increase quarter-on-quarter, with approximately 956,000 individuals employed in this sector.
This growth in employment was particularly prominent in various regions across South Africa, including the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, North West, and Gauteng. The Senior Agricultural Economist, Paul Makube, reported a significant upturn in agricultural employment during the third quarter, which helped counterbalance the decrease in livestock production and contributed to the overall positive trend. This is reported by
Pretoria News, a partner of TV BRICS.
Good production conditions in South Africa’s agricultural sector are having a positive impact on employment.
He also buttressed that the increase in the number of jobs represents a positive step in addressing the unemployment problem in the country.