The number of unemployed persons in South Africa decreased to 7600 Thousand in the third quarter of 2021 from 7800 Thousand in the second quarter of 2021. source: Statistics South Africa

Unemployed Persons in South Africa averaged 5219.50 Thousand from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 7800 Thousand in the second quarter of 2021 and a record low of 3873 Thousand in the fourth quarter of 2008. This page provides - South Africa Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Unemployed Persons - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2021.

Unemployed Persons in South Africa is expected to be 7900.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the South Africa Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 8200.00 Thousand in 2022 and 7200.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Unemployed Persons


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-08-24 09:30 AM Q2 7.8M 7.2M 7.25M
2021-11-30 09:30 AM Q3 7.6M 7.8M 8M
2022-02-23 09:30 AM Q4 7.6M


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 34.90 34.40 percent Sep/21
Employed Persons 14282.01 14941.57 Sep/21
Unemployed Persons 7600.00 7800.00 Thousand Sep/21
Labor Force Participation Rate 55.20 57.50 percent Sep/21
Wages 23526.00 23122.00 ZAR/Month Jun/21
Wages in Manufacturing 20136.00 19552.00 ZAR/Month Jun/21
Population 59.30 58.80 Million Dec/20
Youth Unemployment Rate 66.50 64.40 percent Sep/21
Employment Rate 35.90 37.73 percent Sep/21
South Africa Unemployed Persons
In South Africa, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.