Statistical Nightmare


South African jobless rate increased for the second straight quarter to 25.5 percent in the three months to June, up from 25.2 percent in the preceding period. The number of unemployed persons increased to its highest level since 2008.

Just yesterday we read that schools were not offering maths at some schools in the country, then today we see the latest figures released from Stats SA showing that…

Between the first and the second quarter of 2014, the number of unemployed persons
increased by 87 000 to 5.2 million, the highest level since the inception of the Quarterly Labor Force Survey in 2008.

This is a shocking statistic together with yesterdays report there will be many youth who won’t be able to read and understand these statistics. See how important maths is?

There are 5,7 million people without jobs some discouraged as they have been searching for so long. With so many new regulations in place the job market is a difficult place to enter, people are not employed on merit, as the saying goes it is not what you know but who you know, this becomes evident in the statistics above.

We constantly hear about strikes for higher wages, yes people have the right to protest but in an orderly fashion, I don’t think they realise how the cost in damages affect them negatively.

There is a huge gap betweeen the rich and the poor but if you think about it some of these people have sacrificed to where they got in life where as some keep complaining about what they don’t have. 

How do we combat this shocking statistic and turn it around, by actively seeking our own employment. Entrepreneurship  is encouraged, be your own boss in this way you are able to employ someone else just one person makes a difference.

Build your office, before you rent it out – unknown

Keep on learning, knowledge is power even if you do not have the money the libraries are free and offer internet access teach yourself, show interest in yourself, the biggest investment you can make is educating your mind.

James 1:5-8 New International Version (NIV)
If any of you lacks wisdom, you.should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person
should not expect to receive.anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

Let us stop complaining about we hate our jobs, long hours, crap boss etc. There are 5.7million people wishing they were in your position be thankful and count your blessings.

Words of encouragement to those seeking employment your time will come keep believing and never lose hope, make your own dreams happen.

Colossians 3:17 New International Version (NIV)
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father.through him.

Colossians 3:23 New
International Version (NIV)
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,

Psalm 71:3 New
International Version (NIV)
Be my rock of refuge, to which I
can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.

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