Employment Rate in South Africa decreased to 38.01 percent in the first quarter of 2021 from 38.22 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020. source: Statistics South Africa

Employment Rate in South Africa averaged 42.81 percent from 2000 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 46.17 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008 and a record low of 36.26 percent in the second quarter of 2020. This page provides - South Africa Employment Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Employment Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on September of 2021.

Employment Rate in South Africa is expected to be 38.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the South Africa Employment Rate is projected to trend around 41.30 percent in 2022 and 43.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Employment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
37.70 38.01 46.17 36.26 2000 - 2021 percent Quarterly
NSA

South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 34.40 32.60 34.40 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 14941.57 14995.34 16528.70 11666.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 7800.00 7200.00 7800.00 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.50 56.40 60.80 47.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 166.10 162.20 177.40 1.00 points [+]
Wages 23122.00 23133.00 23133.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19552.00 19788.00 19788.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 59.30 58.80 59.30 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 [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 64.40 63.30 64.40 48.80 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 21.69 20.76 21.69 20.00 ZAR/Hour [+]
Employment Rate 37.70 38.01 46.17 36.26 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.