Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa decreased to 47.30 percent in the second quarter of 2020 from 60.30 percent in the first quarter of 2020. source: Statistics South Africa

Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa averaged 57.21 percent from 2001 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 60.80 percent in the first quarter of 2001 and a record low of 47.30 percent in the second quarter of 2020. 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 October of 2020.

Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa is expected to be 43.00 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 52.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 51.00 percent in 2021 and 56.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
47.30 60.30 60.80 47.30 2001 - 2020 percent Quarterly

South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 23.30 30.10 30.40 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9548000.00 10231000.00 10231000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 4294.85 7069.65 7069.65 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 47.30 60.30 60.80 47.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 163.80 165.60 165.60 1.00 points [+]
Wages 21455.00 22387.00 22500.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 17006.00 19114.00 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 [+]
Minimum Wages 20.76 20.00 20.76 20.00 ZAR/Hour [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 52.30 59.00 59.00 48.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 42.14 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.