South Africa Employment Rate  2000-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Employment Rate in South Africa decreased to 43.30 percent in the second quarter of 2017 from 43.74 percent in the first quarter of 2017. Employment Rate in South Africa averaged 43.21 percent from 2000 until 2017, 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.

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South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 27.70 27.70 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9589000.00 9617000.00 9702000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6210.00 6177.00 6214.11 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.90 59.90 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 146.40 145.30 146.40 1.10 Index Points [+]
Wages 19608.00 19170.00 19608.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 17023.00 16680.00 17023.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 55.91 54.96 55.91 17.40 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Wages High Skilled 21300.00 20200.00 21300.00 18900.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 3950.00 4210.00 4210.00 3790.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 52.20 55.90 55.90 48.80 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 10300.00 10200.00 10300.00 9690.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 6460.00 6340.00 6460.00 6190.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Employment Rate 43.30 43.74 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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
43.30 43.74 46.17 41.00 2000 - 2017 percent Quarterly
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employment rate by Country
Country Last
Mexico 96.50 Oct/17
Switzerland 79.80 Jun/17
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United Kingdom 75.10 Sep/17
Germany 74.80 Jun/17
Russia 65.90 Oct/17
France 65.10 Sep/17
Spain 62.80 Sep/17
Canada 61.80 Nov/17
Australia 61.63 Oct/17
South Korea 61.30 Sep/17
United States 60.10 Nov/17
Japan 59.20 Oct/17
Italy 58.10 Oct/17
Brazil 54.20 Oct/17
Turkey 47.40 Sep/17