In the last three months, 169,000 jobs were created in the country and 125,000 of the opportunities were in Cape Town.
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The contribution to job gains in Cape Town was noted by Statistics South Africa, which added that the City saw a 7% increase in job gains compared to the last quarter.
According to Bloomberg, Alan Winde, the Premier of Western Cape, noted the domestic tourism industry as the driver of employment in the City, coupled with deliverables in the service and financial sectors.
“Hard work in helping to create jobs is paying off! The latest job stats for the Western Cape are very encouraging. The latest quarterly figures show [their] province recorded the largest increase in employment nationally quarter-on-quarter with an additional 167,000 employed people in the WC. A lot of work still needs to be done to offer all [their] residents hope,” shared Winde on social media.
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