Solutions for youth unemployment may 02 2016 11:04 the question of youth employment remains even more important and is becoming almost insurmountable in south africa the rise in youth unemployment has the danger of increasing crime as young people are idle a lot of the time. The scary truth about unemployment in south africa is that pretty much half of all adults under the age of 35 are unemployed. Unemployment remains stubbornly high in south africa and is one of the greatest socio-economic problems currently facing the country's youth. Abstract this article pays attention to youth unemployment as one of the most serious socioeconomic challenges in south africa the nature of unemployment in south africa is followed by a discussion on the interconnectedness between unemployment and poverty. A photograph of a south african graduate holding a placard begging for a job went viral on social media, writes the bbc's nomsa maseko. Among south africa's youth, with unemployment significantly higher among young women tackling high youth unemployment wwwoecdorg/policy-briefs remains to be done to unleash the potential of south africa's youth and to reap the demographic dividend of.
This article pays attention to youth unemployment as one of the most serious socio-economic challenges in south africa the nature of unemployment in south africa is followed by a discussion on the interconnectedness between unemployment and poverty. The challenge of youth unemployment is shaped by factors in both the labour market and the education system, alongside intricate community, household and individual-level issues. South africa's unemployment rate is relentlessly climbing, a trend that shows no sign of abating statistics south africa, a government agency, said on nov 22 that the country's unemployment rate has risen to 271% from 266% in the second quarter of 2016, the highest it's been in 13 years. Youth unemployment generation jobless south africa's high jobless rate is stoked by the fact that it is now one of africa mismatch and training gaps may explain why over the past five years youth unemployment in flexible economies like america and britain has risen more than in. Youth in south africa constituted 37% of the population in 2010 unemployment rates in south africa generally decline with increasing age the labour force participation rate is also the lowest for the youngest age groups.
New data from the oecd shows how bad the levels of unemployment are in south africa this graphic shows the shocking state of employment in south africa a way to combat south africa's youth unemployment crisis. The social and economic impact of youth unemployment published on 21 apr 2015 lauren durant and brendan powell lauren durant and brendan powell econz wireless south africa - 24 aug 2017 estudy wins award estudy south africa - 19 jul 2017. Youth unemployment rate in south africa decreased to 5220 percent in the third quarter of 2017 from 5590 percent in the second quarter of 2017 youth unemployment rate in south africa averaged 5195 percent from 2013 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 5590 percent in the second quarter. Statistics south africa (stats sa) recently announced that youth unemployment in the country has fallen to 361% - a 34% drop since 2008 i want to tell you (as the youth) not to worry about this because it seems to be a global trend, but you do need to worry about it. The youth unemployment rate in south africa is frightening matriculant jobs are scarce matriculants looking for a job in south africa are struggling to.
There are multiple reasons for unemployment in south africa, including young people being unable to access education, a lack of work experience among the young and few government policies encouraging. Rising youth unemployment in south africa calls for action from all sectors. Cape town - south africa has the third highest unemployment rate in the world for people between the ages of 15 to 24, according to the world economic forum (wef) global risk 2014 report. While south africa's youth unemployment is a structural matter, the country must find ways to alleviate the challenges in the short-term.
Alleviating youth unemployment the current state of unemployment in south africa is one of major concern, with the main focus of this concern being on the alarmingly low level of youth employment. The national youth development agency (nyda) has vowed to continue prioritising youth development and contribute towards identifying and implementing lasting solutions to address youth challenges.