South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate  2001-2017 | Data | Chart

Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa remained unchanged at 59.90 percent in the third quarter of 2017 from 59.90 percent in the second quarter of 2017. Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa averaged 56.93 percent from 2001 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 60.80 percent in the first quarter of 2001 and a record low of 53.60 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010.

South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate
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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 9617000.00 9651000.00 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 145.30 141.80 145.30 1.10 Index Points [+]
Wages 19170.00 18687.00 19170.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 16680.00 16270.00 16830.00 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 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. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
59.90 59.90 60.80 53.60 2001 - 2017 percent Quarterly




labor force participation rate by Country
Country Last
United Kingdom 78.40 Aug/17
France 71.90 Sep/17
Russia 69.40 Oct/17
Indonesia 69.02 Dec/17
Switzerland 68.30 Jun/17
Canada 65.70 Nov/17
Italy 65.41 Sep/17
Australia 65.10 Oct/17
Netherlands 64.20 Sep/17
South Korea 63.30 Oct/17
United States 62.70 Nov/17
Brazil 61.80 Sep/17
Germany 60.90 Jun/17
Japan 60.80 Oct/17
Mexico 59.50 Oct/17
Spain 58.92 Sep/17
Euro Area 57.10 Jun/17
Turkey 53.70 Aug/17
India 52.50 Dec/13