Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa decreased to 59.80 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019 from 59.90 percent in the third quarter of 2019.

Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa averaged 57.33 percent from 2001 until 2019, 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. 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 - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on June of 2020. source: Statistics South Africa

Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa is expected to be 59.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa to stand at 59.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 60.40 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
59.80 59.90 60.80 53.60 2001 - 2019 percent Quarterly

South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 29.10 29.10 30.40 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 10213000.00 10142000.00 10213000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6700.00 6700.00 6700.00 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.80 59.90 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 160.50 161.10 161.10 1.00 points [+]
Wages 22500.00 21966.00 22500.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19377.00 19122.00 19377.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 58.80 58.78 58.80 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 [+]
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 [+]
Minimum Wages 20.76 20.00 20.76 20.00 ZAR/Hour [+]
Wages Low Skilled 4380.00 3960.00 4380.00 3840.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 58.10 58.20 58.20 48.80 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 22600.00 20300.00 22600.00 19000.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Employment Rate 42.40 42.40 46.17 41.00 percent [+]


South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate
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.