Thursday, 26 November 2009 07:02

Coloured community hardest hit by unemployment Featured

Written by Chantall Presence - Eyewitness News
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Finance and Economic Development MEC Alan Winde on Tuesday released the provincial economic overview for 2009. He told the Western Cape Legislature unemployment figures showed an increase of nearly three percent.

Winde added more than 22 percent of the province’s residents had no source of income. He said the recession had less of an impact on the province in comparison to the other provinces in the country.

“Both the Coloured and African population increased their share in the labour force, to the employed. The share percentage in the employed African people had increased from 20 to 20.7 percent,” said Winde.

Source: Eyewitness News)

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