The number of employed persons in South Africa decreased to 10172000 in the second quarter of 2019 from 10174000 in the first quarter of 2019. Employed Persons in South Africa averaged 6186162.09 from 1973 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 10174000 in the first quarter of 2019 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 29.00 27.60 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 10172000.00 10174000.00 10174000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6655.30 6200.79 6655.30 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.80 58.80 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 157.00 156.20 157.00 1.00 Index Points [+]
Wages 21432.00 20855.00 21432.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 18798.00 18167.00 18798.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 58.78 57.73 58.78 17.46 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Wages High Skilled 22600.00 20300.00 22600.00 19000.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 11300.00 10700.00 11300.00 10700.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 6570.00 6140.00 6570.00 6140.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 4380.00 3960.00 4380.00 3840.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 56.40 55.20 56.40 48.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 42.44 42.56 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 October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10172000.00 10174000.00 10174000.00 3694977.00 1973 - 2019 Quarterly
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Switzerland 5098.00 Jun/19
Turkey 28517.00 Jul/19
United Kingdom 32693.00 Jul/19
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