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 6.2M
2018-08-07 07:30 AM Unemployed Persons 6.1M
2018-10-31 09:30 AM Unemployed Persons 6.1M


South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 26.70 27.70 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9797000.00 9716000.00 9797000.00 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 146.50 146.40 146.50 1.10 Index Points [+]
Wages 20004.00 19608.00 20004.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 17595.00 17023.00 17595.00 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 Low Skilled 3950.00 4210.00 4210.00 3790.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 51.10 52.20 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 43.30 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 April 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 730.24 Mar/18
Brazil 13.12 Feb/18
Canada 1142.10 Mar/18
China 972.00 Dec/17
Euro Area 13810.00 Feb/18
France 3422.90 Feb/18
Germany 2458.11 Mar/18
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 7005262.00 Dec/17
Italy 2834.67 Feb/18
Japan 1690.00 Feb/18
Mexico 1830793.00 Dec/17
Netherlands 357.00 Mar/18
Russia 3.81 Mar/18
South Korea 1116.00 Mar/18
Spain 3328.34 Mar/18
Switzerland 130413.00 Mar/18
Turkey 3409.00 Jan/18
United Kingdom 855.30 Mar/18
United States 6585.00 Mar/18


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