The number of employed persons in South Africa increased to 10151000 in the fourth quarter of 2018 from 9733000 in the third quarter of 2018. Employed Persons in South Africa averaged 6141022.54 from 1973 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 10151000 in the fourth 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 27.10 27.50 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 10151000.00 9733000.00 10151000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6100.00 6200.00 6214.11 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.40 59.50 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 154.00 150.90 154.00 1.10 Index Points [+]
Wages 21190.00 20860.00 21190.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 18510.00 18344.00 18510.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 57.73 56.84 57.73 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 Low Skilled 4380.00 3960.00 4380.00 3840.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 54.70 52.80 55.90 48.80 percent [+]
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 [+]
Employment Rate 43.34 43.10 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10151000.00 9733000.00 10151000.00 3694977.00 1973 - 2018 Quarterly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 11793.00 Dec/18
Australia 12791.51 Mar/19
Brazil 92.13 Feb/19
Canada 18922.60 Mar/19
China 77586.00 Dec/18
Euro Area 158.90 Dec/18
France 28208.80 Dec/18
Germany 45041.00 Feb/19
India 29579.00 Dec/12
Indonesia 127067835.00 Dec/18
Italy 23210.79 Feb/19
Japan 67140.00 Feb/19
Mexico 54194608.00 Dec/18
Netherlands 8916.00 Mar/19
Russia 71.50 Feb/19
Saudi Arabia 11168.50 Dec/17
Singapore 3715.80 Dec/18
South Africa 10151000.00 Dec/18
South Korea 27088.00 Mar/19
Spain 19564.60 Dec/18
Switzerland 5065.00 Dec/18
Turkey 27157.00 Jan/19
United Kingdom 32721.00 Jan/19
United States 156748.00 Mar/19


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