Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa increased to 59.50 percent in the third quarter of 2018 from 59.10 percent in the second quarter of 2018. Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa averaged 57.11 percent from 2001 until 2018, 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.

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South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 27.50 27.20 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9748000.00 9817000.00 9817000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6209.39 6082.50 6214.11 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.50 59.10 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 150.80 148.30 150.80 1.10 Index Points [+]
Wages 20176.00 19858.00 20176.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 17674.00 17146.00 17674.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 57.73 56.84 57.73 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 [+]
Wages Low Skilled 4380.00 3960.00 4380.00 3840.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 52.80 53.70 55.90 48.80 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 22600.00 20300.00 22600.00 19000.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 11300.00 10700.00 11300.00 10700.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 6570.00 6140.00 6570.00 6140.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Employment Rate 43.10 43.10 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
59.50 59.10 60.80 53.60 2001 - 2018 percent Quarterly




Country Last Previous
United Kingdom 79.00 Sep/18
France 72.30 Sep/18
Indonesia 69.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 68.40 Jun/18
Singapore 67.70 Dec/17
Italy 65.80 Oct/18
Australia 65.60 Oct/18
Canada 65.40 Nov/18
Netherlands 64.20 Jun/18
South Korea 63.40 Nov/18
United States 62.90 Nov/18
Russia 62.80 Oct/18
Japan 62.00 Oct/18
Brazil 61.70 Sep/18
Germany 60.90 Jun/18
Mexico 59.50 Sep/18
South Africa 59.50 Sep/18
Spain 58.73 Sep/18
Euro Area 57.20 Jun/18
Saudi Arabia 56.20 Jun/18
Turkey 53.50 Aug/18
India 52.50 Dec/13
Argentina 46.40 Jun/18


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