South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate  2001-2017 | Data | Chart

Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa increased to 59.20 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 from 59.10 percent in the third quarter of 2016. Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa averaged 56.71 percent from 2001 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 60.80 percent in the first quarter of 2001 and a record low of 53.60 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010.

South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate
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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 9282000.00 9218000.00 9288000.00 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 18104.00 18045.00 18104.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 16376.00 15920.00 16376.00 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 54.20 53.70 54.50 48.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 43.54 43.08 46.17 41.00 percent [+]



South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate Notes

The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population. This page provides - South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
59.20 59.10 60.80 53.60 2001 - 2016 percent Quarterly



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