The decline was driven by decreases in trade (1.5% or 32,000 jobs), business services (1% or 23,000 jobs), community services (0.3% or 8,000 jobs), manufacturing (0.3% or 4,000 jobs) and transport (0.2% or 1,000 jobs). Employment in the electricity industry remained unchanged. Jobs increased in the construction industry (2% or 12,000) and mining (1.8% or 8,000 jobs). Gross earnings paid to employees decreased from R607.3bn in December 2016 to R587.9bn in March 2017.
- A short report by Lameez Omarjee is at here.