“The data is evidence that job creation is on the road to recovery, though the rate of current and future economic growth is insufficient to achieve our aim of reducing unemployment, poverty and inequality. We appreciate these developments.”
The governing party said it was, however, concerned about job losses in some sectors such as infrastructure and transport.
“Our economic priority is to accelerate the pace of growth and job creation. This must shape all macroeconomic policies.
“We are fully aware that it is only through a sustained period of economic growth that SA will be able to significantly reduce unemployment and improve the lives of our people.”
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