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Gauteng employment & unemployment
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employment by industry

Given that the Gauteng economy is largely driven by the knowledge-intensive tertiary and secondary sectors, employment in Gauteng is largely concentrated in these sectors. Between 2001 and 2008 employment increased in the tertiary (from 72% to 73%) and secondary (from 22% to 25%) sectors and decreased from 6% to 2% in the primary sector. This reflects the declining impact of the primary sector on the Gauteng economy. 

The figure below shows employment share by type of industry in Gauteng in the second quarter of 2010. By end of June 2010, employment was largely driven by industries in the tertiary sector (Wholesale and Trade at 22%, Finance and Business Services at 18% and Community and Social Services at 18%) and secondary sector (Manufacturing at 16%).
employment share by industry in Gauteng

StatsSA (27 July 2010) ‘Quarterly Labour Force Survey, 2nd Quarter 2010’, accessed at