Gauteng needs to create 400,000 jobs every year to put a serious dent in unemployment. A massive influx of people into the country’s economic hub is piling pressure on premier David Makhura’s provincial government to create the jobs needed to ease the burden caused by in-migration. Just more than 16‚200 people have been moving into Gauteng monthly in search of jobs in the past three years‚ raising the provincial population by 585‚000 to 13.2-million. Makhura said in his year-end political report in the Gauteng legislature on Tuesday that in the second quarter (July-September) the provincial economy grew by 2.9%‚ up from 0.1% in the previous quarter. Gauteng registered the highest number of jobs created (126‚000) in the second quarter versus 93‚000 jobs in the Eastern Cape and 49‚000 in the Western Cape. Despite the jobs created‚ unemployment fell a paltry 0.4%. "Of course‚ we all know that this is not enough. We need our economy to create at least 400‚000 jobs per annum if we are to...

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