​High Unemployment: More Asylum Seeks in SA

In the midst of staggeringly high unemployment figures, South Africa hosted more asylum seekers than any other country in the world at the end of 2015, according to a report by UNHCR

According a report by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), in the midst of staggeringly high unemployment figures, South Africa hosted more asylum seekers than any other country in the world at the end of 2015.

In the first quarter of 2016, unemployment rose to 26.7 percent from 24.5 percent in the fourth quarter of last year.

This translates to more than five million people in South Africa who are actively seeking employment, the figure excludes millions of job seekers who have given up looking for work.

To read the article titled, "Asylum seekers flock to SA as country battles unemployment," click here

Source: 
fin24.com

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