The latest unemployment figures released by Statistics SA which place the official ... Graduates from universities have an unemployment rate of about 5%.
Labour market analyst says that about 600 000 university graduates are languishing at home, unable to put into practice what they have learned.
A growing army of unemployed graduates are now forced to either rely on their families to support them or find jobs as unskilled workers, such as waiters, clerks and office assistants.
University qualifications, Sharp says, are not the only qualities employers look for when recruiting.
Sharp’s advice to young people is to choose what they want to study carefully before going to university and enrolling for a course that is not in demand.