Long-term unemployment a challenge – Lehohla
The free State had the highest official unemployment rate, at 34.6 percent, followed by the Northern Cape (29.7), Eastern Cape (29.5), Mpumalanga (29.3), North West (26.8), Gauteng (24.6), KwaZulu-Natal (24.1), Western Cape (23.6), and Limpopo (15.9).
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Local, state unemployment rates fall
“The unadjusted unemployment rate usually declines in September, with the startup of public and private schools and colleges,” said Ann Lang of the employment commission. “Virginia's [unadjusted] unemployment rate continues below the national …
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St. Louis unemployment rate dips
St. Louis city had the highest unemployment rate in the region — 8.8 percent in September when not adjusted for seasonal changes. Monroe County had the lowest rate at 4.8 percent. Other regional rates are St. Louis County at 6.3 percent, St. Charles …
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