The state of the labour market will be laid bare when Stats SA releases its third-quarter labour force survey on Tuesday, which will also indicate the extent to which the civil unrest in July has had an impact on the unemployment rate, which reached a record high in the second quarter at 34.4%.

The survey will be released against the backdrop of the new Covid-19 variant, which has a potential to undermine SA’s economic recovery and jobs prospects.  ..

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