The official statistics service for the South African government has released the country’s latest unemployment figures.
Statistics South Africa tweeted that black women suffer from the highest unemployment rate, with 32.4% unemployed in the final quarter of 2017.
White people had the lowest unemployment rate with 5.1% for men and 8.8% for women in the final quarter of 2017.
Only two groups saw an increase in unemployment from the third to the fourth quarter of 2017.
White women saw their unemployment increase from 7.5% to 8.8% while Indian/Asian men saw theirs increase from 8.8% to 9.0%.
#Unemployment rate for females remain higher than that of males. Black African females had the highest unemployment rate in Q4:2017 at 32,4% #StatsSA https://t.co/iuJgm2ScP4 pic.twitter.com/QqGYdRAuZy
— Stats SA (@StatsSA) February 13, 2018