'We must put jobs at the centre of national conversation', says Eusebius

On Tuesday, Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke announced the Quarterly Labour Force Survey, with the official unemployment rate has risen to 29.1%, the highest in 11 years.

According to Stats SA 6.7 million people were currently unemployed in the three months to September 30, a slight increase from the second quarter.

RELATED: Statistician-General says 29.1% unemployment accounts for over 10 million people

Eusebius McKaiser says the country is facing huge economic crises and there is a potential timebomb that threatens society's stability.

We need to try and think creatively of what we can do to try and unlock opportunities for job creation. The state and local investors must come to the party.

Eusebius McKaiser, Presenter

He says merely emoting on how dire the situation is, will not change the reality of a sluggish economy.

We need to set emotion aside and dispassionately ask ourselves, what are the ways in which we can get more South Africans to work? We have to put jobs at the centre of the national conversation.

Eusebius McKaiser, Presenter

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