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Type Journal Article - Journal of Vocational Education & Training
Title The state of the labour market in South Africa after the first decade of democracy
Volume 57
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2005
Page numbers 453-476
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13636820500200297
While the political transition to democratic rule in South Africa was smooth and rapid, the economic transition has been slow and difficult. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the labour market. Job creation has not matched growing labour supply and the unemployment rate continues to rise. This article attempts to document and identify the key trends in labour force participation, unemployment and employment, so as to better understand the factors that drive the performance of the labour market.

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