South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate  2001-2018 | Data | Chart

Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa decreased to 59.10 percent in the second quarter of 2018 from 59.30 percent in the first quarter of 2018. Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa averaged 57.06 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 27.20 26.70 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9748000.00 9838000.00 9838000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6100.00 6000.00 6214.11 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.10 59.30 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 3950.00 4210.00 4210.00 3790.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 53.70 52.40 55.90 48.80 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 21300.00 20200.00 21300.00 18900.00 ZAR/Month [+]
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 43.10 43.50 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
59.10 59.30 60.80 53.60 2001 - 2018 percent Quarterly




labor force participation rate by Country
Country Last
United Kingdom 78.80 Jul/18
France 72.20 Jun/18
Indonesia 69.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 68.40 Mar/18
Singapore 67.70 Dec/17
Australia 65.70 Aug/18
Italy 65.50 Aug/18
Canada 65.40 Sep/18
Netherlands 63.90 Mar/18
South Korea 63.50 Sep/18
Russia 63.40 Aug/18
United States 62.70 Sep/18
Japan 61.70 Aug/18
Brazil 61.60 Aug/18
Germany 61.00 Mar/18
Mexico 60.00 Aug/18
South Africa 59.10 Jun/18
Spain 58.80 Jun/18
Euro Area 57.00 Mar/18
Saudi Arabia 55.50 Mar/18
Turkey 53.20 Jul/18
India 52.50 Dec/13
Argentina 46.40 Jun/18


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