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In the third quarter of this year more than half of the people who were unemployed had an education level below matric, whereas the unemployment rate for those with a matric qualification was 35%, according to the labour force survey published this week. Jobs are hard to come by in SA, even for skilled young people. But your chances of finding a job also depend on how young you are, where you live and your race. Close to two in every 100 unemployed people during the quarter were graduates, according to the Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the third quarter. SA's statistician-general, Risenga Maluleke, said this week that the younger the graduate, the higher the unemployment rate and their inability to find work. Graduates aged 15 to 24 years have a 27.7% unemployment rate. There are 10.3-million young people aged 15 to 24 and, out of those, about 3.1-million are not working or are in education and training, according to Stats SA. "Yet even those that are looking for employment are ...

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