Employment Rate in South Africa decreased to 42.56 percent in the first quarter of 2019 from 43.34 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018. Employment Rate in South Africa averaged 43.20 percent from 2000 until 2019, 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.

Employment Rate in South Africa is expected to be 43.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employment Rate in South Africa to stand at 43.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Employment Rate is projected to trend around 45.12 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 27.60 27.10 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 10151000.00 9733000.00 10151000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6200.00 6100.00 6214.11 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.80 59.40 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 55.20 54.70 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 42.56 43.34 46.17 41.00 percent [+]


South Africa Employment Rate

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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
42.56 43.34 46.17 41.00 2000 - 2019 percent Quarterly
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Mexico 96.50 Apr/19
Switzerland 80.60 Dec/18
Netherlands 77.90 Dec/18
Germany 76.50 Dec/18
United Kingdom 76.10 Mar/19
France 66.10 Mar/19
Spain 63.58 Mar/19
Australia 62.40 Apr/19
Canada 62.20 May/19
South Korea 61.50 May/19
United States 60.60 May/19
Japan 60.50 Apr/19
Russia 59.00 Apr/19
Italy 58.80 Apr/19
Brazil 54.20 Apr/19
Turkey 46.00 Mar/19
South Africa 42.56 Mar/19
Argentina 42.30 Mar/19


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