The number of unemployed persons in South Africa increased to 7900 Thousand in the fourth quarter of 2021 from 7600 Thousand in the third quarter of 2021. source: Statistics South Africa

Unemployed Persons in South Africa averaged 5262.05 Thousand from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 7900 Thousand in the fourth 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 May of 2022.

Unemployed Persons in South Africa is expected to be 8030.00 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 8100.00 Thousand in 2023 and 8050.00 Thousand in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Unemployed Persons

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-11-30 09:30 AM Q3 7.6M 7.8M 8M
2022-03-29 09:30 AM Q4 7.9M 7.6M 7.8M
2022-05-31 09:30 AM Q1 7.9M 8M

Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 35.30 34.90 percent Dec 2021
Unemployed Persons 7900.00 7600.00 Thousand Dec 2021
Employed Persons 14544.13 14282.01 Dec 2021
Labor Force Participation Rate 56.30 55.20 percent Dec 2021
Wages 23982.00 24051.00 ZAR/Month Dec 2021
Wages in Manufacturing 21234.00 20600.00 ZAR/Month Dec 2021
Population 59.30 58.80 Million Dec 2020
Youth Unemployment Rate 66.50 66.50 percent Dec 2021
Employment Rate 36.50 35.93 percent Dec 2021

South Africa Unemployed Persons
In South Africa, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7900.00 7600.00 7900.00 3873.00 2001 - 2021 Thousand Quarterly
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