# Government says the slight but notable increase in employment and decrease in unemployment rates reflect concerted efforts to address the challenge of unemployment in the country. The Quarterly Labour Force Survey indicates that the number of employed people increased by 399-thousand to 16.7-million in the third quarter. The number of unemployed people decreased by 72-thousand to 7.8-million. Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, says government will continue to implement policies that encourage investment, stimulate economic activity, and promote innovation, all of which contribute to sustained job creation.
Government says it remains committed to creating a supportive labour market