Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa increased to 57.50 percent in the second quarter of 2021 from 56.40 percent in the first quarter of 2021. source: Statistics South Africa

Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa averaged 57.14 percent from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 60.80 percent in the first quarter of 2001 and a record low of 47.30 percent in the second quarter of 2020. 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 - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on September of 2021.

Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa is expected to be 58.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 59.30 percent in 2022 and 59.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
57.50 56.40 60.80 47.30 2001 - 2021 percent Quarterly

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 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.