South Africa's employment edges up 0.1 p

June 19 [Wed], 2013, 3:39
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Employment in South Africa's non-agriculture sector edged up 0.1 percent in the first quarter of 2013 compared with the previous three months, although the key mining and manufacturing sectors shed jobs, Statistics South Africa said on Tuesday.

On a year-on-year basis, the number of people with formal jobs rose 1 percent to 8.463 million during the quarter, the statistics agency said in a report.

Gross earnings fell 3.9 percent to slightly more than 377 billion rand in the three months to March compared with the previous quarter but were up 8.1 percent over the same period a year ago.

Africa's biggest economy is grappling with a high jobless rate of 25.2 percent, with 4.6 million people recorded without work in the first quarter.,_big_city_tales_from_a_real_house_in_new_york_city_with_lessons_on_life_and_love_for_your_own_concrete_jungle_e_book_downloads