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South Africa jobless rate rose in the second quarter, data from Statistics South Africa showed on Tuesday.

The jobless rate rose to 34.4 percent in the second quarter from 32.6 percent in the first quarters.

In the same quarter previous year, the unemployment rate was 23.3 percent.

The number of unemployed persons increased by 584,000 persons to 7.832 million in the second quarter from 7.242 million in the previous quarter.

The number of employed persons rose to 14.942 million in the June quarter from a year ago.


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