Formal-sector, non-farm jobs and earnings continued their recovery in the fourth quarter of 2020, but remained well below pre-pandemic levels, while permanent positions were under more strain, and job gains may have been seasonal.

Stats SA’s latest quarterly employment statistics (QES) for the three months to end-December showed total employment rose 76,000, or 0.8%, quarter on quarter, but remained 5.8% lower year on year...

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