Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa increased to 58.60 percent in the second quarter of 2022 from 56.90 percent in the first quarter of 2022. source: Statistics South Africa

Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa averaged 57.12 percent from 2001 until 2022, 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 2022.

Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa is expected to be 57.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 59.00 percent in 2023 and 59.50 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate



Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 33.90 34.50 percent Jun 2022
Employed Persons 15561.86 14914.21 Jun 2022
Unemployed Persons 7994.29 7861.79 Thousand Jun 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.60 56.90 percent Jun 2022
Wages 24578.00 23502.00 ZAR/Month Jun 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 21401.00 20901.00 ZAR/Month Jun 2022
Population 60.14 59.30 Million Dec 2021
Youth Unemployment Rate 61.40 63.90 percent Jun 2022
Employment Rate 38.70 37.26 percent Jun 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
58.60 56.90 60.80 47.30 2001 - 2022 percent Quarterly