The number of unemployed persons in South Africa remained unchanged at 7900 Thousand in the first quarter of 2022 from 7900 Thousand in the fourth quarter of 2021. source: Statistics South Africa

Unemployed Persons in South Africa averaged 5303.27 Thousand from 2001 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 7900 Thousand in the fourth quarter of 2021 and a record low of 3873 Thousand in the fourth quarter of 2008. This page provides - South Africa Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Unemployed Persons - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2022.

Unemployed Persons in South Africa is expected to be 8000.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the South Africa Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 7500.00 Thousand in 2023 and 7700.00 Thousand in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Unemployed Persons



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-03-29 09:30 AM Q4 7.9M 7.6M 7.8M
2022-05-31 09:30 AM Q1 7.9M 7.9M 8M
2022-08-24 09:30 AM Q2 7.9M 8M


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 34.50 35.30 percent Mar 2022
Employed Persons 14914.21 14544.13 Mar 2022
Unemployed Persons 7900.00 7900.00 Thousand Mar 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 56.90 56.30 percent Mar 2022
Wages 23502.00 23982.00 ZAR/Month Mar 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 20901.00 21234.00 ZAR/Month Mar 2022
Population 60.14 59.30 Million Dec 2021
Youth Unemployment Rate 63.90 66.50 percent Mar 2022
Employment Rate 37.30 36.50 percent Mar 2022

South Africa Unemployed Persons
In South Africa, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7900.00 7900.00 7900.00 3873.00 2001 - 2022 Thousand Quarterly
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