South Africa Employment Rate  2000-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Employment Rate in South Africa increased to 43.54 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 from 43.08 percent in the third quarter of 2016. Employment Rate in South Africa averaged 43.20 percent from 2000 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 46.17 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008 and a record low of 41 percent in the first quarter of 2004.

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South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 26.50 27.10 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9690000.00 9282000.00 9690000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 5780.80 5873.00 5873.00 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.20 59.10 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 139.90 154.20 155.50 1.10 Index Points [+]
Wages 18502.00 18104.00 18502.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 16830.00 16376.00 16830.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 55.91 54.96 55.91 17.40 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 10800.00 10434.30 25500.00 10434.30 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 7222.50 7054.90 7222.50 6640.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 20100.00 19800.00 20100.00 17900.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 3650.00 3630.00 3650.00 2700.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 50.90 54.20 54.50 48.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 43.54 43.08 46.17 41.00 percent [+]


South Africa Employment Rate Notes

In South Africa, the employment rate measures the number of people who have a job as a percentage of the working age population. This page provides - South Africa Employment Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Employment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
43.54 43.08 46.17 41.00 2000 - 2016 percent Quarterly
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