Why is there a high unemployment rate in South Africa?

Inadequate education and lack of productivity is costing jobs. Unemployment increases progressively with decreased educational levels; and the education system is not producing the skills for the labour market. Labour supply is affected by the increase in the number of job seekers over the years.

Why is youth unemployment so high in South Africa?

Although there are various reasons for youth unemployment such as population growth, lack of experience, inappropriate ways of searching for a job, and lack of career guidance in schools, the unemployment rate for first-time job-seekers in South Africa is unacceptably high.

Which country has the highest unemployment rate 2020?

The world’s top four highest unemployment rates at the end of 2020 were in Sub-Saharan Africa and occupied Palestine.

  • South Africa: 28.5%
  • Occupied Palestinian Territories: 26.1%
  • Lesotho: 22.8%
  • Eswatini: 22%5

What is the highest unemployment rate in history?

The highest rate of U.S. unemployment was 24.9% in 1933, during the Great Depression. 1 Unemployment remained above 14% from 1931 to 1940. It remained in the single digits until September 1982 when it reached 10.1%. 2 During the Great Recession, unemployment reached 10% in October 2009.

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