South Africa Unemployed Persons  2001-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of unemployed persons in South Africa decreased to 5880 Thousand in the fourth quarter of 2017 from 6210 Thousand in the third quarter of 2017. Unemployed Persons in South Africa averaged 4790.34 Thousand from 2001 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 6214.11 Thousand in the first quarter of 2017 and a record low of 3873 Thousand in the fourth quarter of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-08-07 07:30 AM Unemployed Persons 6.1M 6.2M 6.1M
2017-10-31 09:30 AM Unemployed Persons 6.200M 6.177M 6.3M
2018-02-13 09:30 AM Unemployed Persons 5.9M 6.2M 6.2M
2018-06-01 10:30 AM Unemployed Persons 5.9M 5.9M
2018-08-07 07:30 AM Unemployed Persons 5.8M
2018-10-31 09:30 AM Unemployed Persons 5.9M


South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 26.70 27.70 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9589000.00 9617000.00 9702000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 5880.00 6210.00 6214.11 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.80 59.90 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 146.40 145.30 146.40 1.10 Index Points [+]
Wages 19608.00 19170.00 19608.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 17023.00 16680.00 17023.00 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 [+]
Wages High Skilled 21300.00 20200.00 21300.00 18900.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 3950.00 4210.00 4210.00 3790.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 52.20 55.90 55.90 48.80 percent [+]
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 43.30 43.30 46.17 41.00 percent [+]


South Africa Unemployed Persons

In South Africa, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work. This page provides - South Africa Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5880.00 6210.00 6214.11 3873.00 2001 - 2017 Thousand Quarterly
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unemployed persons by Country
Country Last
Australia 723.80 Jan/18
Brazil 12.31 Dec/17
Canada 1153.40 Jan/18
China 979.00 Sep/17
Euro Area 14034.00 Dec/17
France 3451.40 Dec/17
Germany 2570.31 Jan/18
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 7005262.00 Dec/17
Italy 2790.89 Dec/17
Japan 1860.00 Dec/17
Mexico 1830793.00 Dec/17
Netherlands 380.00 Jan/18
Russia 3.92 Jan/18
South Korea 1009.00 Jan/18
Spain 3373.60 Jan/18
Switzerland 134419.72 Jan/18
Turkey 3275.00 Nov/17
United Kingdom 823.00 Jan/18
United States 6684.00 Jan/18


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