South Africa regained 2 million jobs lost during the shutdown, but there’s a catch
South Africa’s labor market has seen a significant recovery, according to the latest National Income Dynamics Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (NIDS-CRAM).
The NIDS-CRAM is a study conducted by a national consortium of 30 social science researchers from local universities, as well as groups such as the Human Sciences Research Council and the Department of Education.
The survey is a comprehensive and nationally representative survey of how the pandemic and the Covid-19 shutdown affected South African households, with a particular focus on income and employment.
The first wave of the survey found that approximately 2.8 million people lost their jobs during the lockdown period, representing an 18% decrease in employment from 17 million people employed in February to 14 million people employed in .. .