Loane Sharp, chief analyst at Adcorp Holdings, said the strong growth was likely to continue as the economy ramped up for the year-end retail season.
"Professional and clerical employment grew 3% with 17 000 jobs during the month, while low-skilled employment fell by 1.3%, equating to 6 000 jobs," said Sharp
said the recent 2011 population census results still did not provide clear answers on the size and economic significance of the informal sector.
"According to the 2011 census, informal sector employment amounts to 1.61-million - 27.2% lower than the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS).
said the census had cast doubt over the QLFS as well.
"Adcorp's latest estimate for October 2012 suggests that there are 6.4-million people employed, in the sense of being routinely economically active in the informal sector, representing 32.9% of total employment in South Africa," Sharp