In South Africa Unemployment rises to 25.5 percent in Q3

The expanded definition of unemployment, which includes people who have stopped looking for work, eased to 34.4 percent in Q3 from 34.9 percent.

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An unemployed man carries a bag full of recyclable waste material which he sells for a living, in Daveland near Soweto, South Africa August 4, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko play An unemployed man carries a bag full of recyclable waste material which he sells for a living, in Daveland near Soweto, South Africa August 4, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (Reuters)
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South Africa's unemployment rate rose to 25.5 percent of the labour force in the third quarter of the year from 25 percent in the three months to June, official data showed on Tuesday.

In its quarterly labour force survey which polls households, Statistics South Africa said this amounted to 5.4 million people without work in the third quarter compared with 5.23 million previously.

The expanded definition of unemployment, which includes people who have stopped looking for work, eased to 34.4 percent in Q3 from 34.9 percent.

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