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

Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa increased to 60.50 percent in the first quarter of 2017 from 59.20 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016. Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa averaged 56.80 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 26.50 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9690000.00 9282000.00 9690000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6214.11 5780.80 6214.11 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.50 59.20 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 139.90 154.20 155.50 1.10 Index Points [+]
Wages 18502.00 18104.00 18502.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 16830.00 16376.00 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 [+]
Living Wage Family 10800.00 10434.30 25500.00 10434.30 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 7222.50 7054.90 7222.50 6640.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 3650.00 3630.00 3650.00 2700.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 50.90 54.20 54.50 48.80 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 20100.00 19800.00 20100.00 17900.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Employment Rate 43.74 43.54 46.17 41.00 percent [+]


South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate Notes

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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
60.50 59.20 60.80 53.60 2001 - 2017 percent Quarterly



labor force participation rate by Country

Last
United Kingdom 78.50 Mar/17
France 71.40 Mar/17
Switzerland 69.50 Dec/16
Russia 68.80 Apr/17
Indonesia 68.06 Dec/16
Canada 65.80 May/17
Italy 65.27 Mar/17
Australia 64.90 May/17
Netherlands 64.00 Dec/16
South Korea 63.60 May/17
United States 62.70 May/17
Brazil 61.60 Apr/17
Germany 61.30 Dec/16
Japan 60.30 Apr/17
Mexico 58.93 Apr/17
Spain 58.78 Mar/17
Euro Area 57.10 Dec/16
Turkey 52.70 Mar/17
India 52.50 Dec/13