Statistics South Africa released its third quarter employment statistics on Monday, reporting a total of 93 000 jobs created. Statistician general, Padi Lehohla says this shows growth of 1% compared to the same quarter in the previous year. The community and social services industry created 78 000 jobs in the three-month period. This is linked to the municipal elections in August, where temporary staff were employed. However, the country’s struggling mining industry only contributed 2 000 jobs. The manufacturing sector is bleeding jobs as the economy limps on. Lehohla says South Africa has created 80,000 jobs this year.