Non-agricultural employment in SA improved by 0.8% year-on-year in the first quarter, with employers adding 76,000 staff to their payrolls, notably those in the retail trade and business services sectors.

Part-time employment, however, dropped 4.9% in the first quarter year-on-year, data from Stats SA’s quarterly employment survey showed on Tuesday. Gross earnings fell 5.9% quarter-on-quarter, as employers continued to slash bonuses and overtime for their staff...

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