EC Triple Challenge

Source: IHS Global Insight, 2017-ECSECC

Poverty is an important figure in measuring changes in socio-economic development. Poverty levels in the Eastern Cape are still high but the poverty levels have been declining from 68.6% in 2007 to 63.5% in 2015. Howerver, after the recession period in 2008/2009, unemployment continued to increase to 29.4% in 2014 and started declining to 29.1% in 2016.

 

 

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