South Africa Employed Persons  1973-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of employed persons in South Africa increased to 9838000 in the first quarter of 2018 from 9797000 in the fourth quarter of 2017. Employed Persons in South Africa averaged 6079293.64 from 1973 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 9838000 in the first quarter of 2018 and a record low of 3694977 in the first quarter of 1973.

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South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 27.20 26.70 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9838000.00 9797000.00 9838000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6100.00 6000.00 6214.11 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.10 59.30 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 148.30 146.50 148.30 1.10 Index Points [+]
Wages 19858.00 20060.00 20060.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 17146.00 17595.00 17595.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 56.52 55.91 56.52 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 [+]
Wages Low Skilled 3950.00 4210.00 4210.00 3790.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 53.70 52.40 55.90 48.80 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 21300.00 20200.00 21300.00 18900.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 10300.00 10200.00 10300.00 9690.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 6460.00 6340.00 6460.00 6190.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Employment Rate 43.10 43.50 46.17 41.00 percent [+]


South Africa Employed Persons

In South Africa, employed persons refer to the number of people employed by the business, who received payment (in salaries; wages; commission, in addition to a retainer, salary or wage; piece rates; or payments in kind) for any part of the reference period. This excludes independent contractors and consultants; working proprietors; sole and joint owners; and employees paid on a commission basis where a retainer, salary or wage was not paid. Number of employees refers to the number of people employed at the end of the reference period. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Employed Persons - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Employed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9838000.00 9797000.00 9838000.00 3694977.00 1973 - 2018 Quarterly
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employed persons by Country
Country Last
Australia 12573.57 Jun/18
Brazil 91.24 Jun/18
Canada 18682.10 Jul/18
China 77640.00 Dec/17
Euro Area 157.21 Mar/18
France 28070.20 Mar/18
Germany 44698.00 Jun/18
India 29650.00 Dec/12
Indonesia 127067835.00 Dec/18
Italy 23319.53 Jun/18
Japan 66320.00 Jun/18
Mexico 52876916.00 Mar/18
Netherlands 8762.00 Jun/18
Russia 72.50 Jun/18
South Korea 26798.00 Jun/18
Spain 19344.10 Jun/18
Switzerland 5025.00 Mar/18
Turkey 29138.00 May/18
United Kingdom 32386.00 May/18
United States 155965.00 Jul/18


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