South Africa Unemployed Persons  2001-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of unemployed persons in South Africa decreased to 6176.87 Thousand in the second quarter of 2017 from 6214.11 Thousand in the first quarter of 2017. Unemployed Persons in South Africa averaged 4734.57 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.

South Africa Unemployed Persons
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-02-14 08:30 AM Unemployed Persons 5.781M 5.873M 5.8M
2017-06-01 10:30 AM Unemployed Persons 6.2M 5.781M 6.1M
2017-08-07 07:30 AM Unemployed Persons 6.1M 6.2M 6.1M
2017-11-21 10:30 AM Unemployed Persons 6.1M 6.4M


South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 27.70 27.70 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9644000.00 9690000.00 9690000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6176.87 6214.11 6214.11 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.90 60.50 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 145.30 142.40 145.30 1.10 Index Points [+]
Wages 18687.00 18502.00 18687.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 16270.00 16830.00 16830.00 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 [+]
Living Wage Family 10800.00 10434.30 10800.00 10434.30 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 7222.50 7054.90 7222.50 6716.40 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 3650.00 3630.00 3650.00 2700.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 55.90 54.30 55.90 48.80 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 20100.00 19800.00 20100.00 17900.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Employment Rate 43.30 43.74 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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6176.87 6214.11 6214.11 3873.00 2001 - 2017 Thousand Quarterly
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unemployed persons by Country

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Australia 727.45 Aug/17
Brazil 13.33 Jul/17
Canada 1226.60 Aug/17
China 976.00 Jun/17
Euro Area 14749.00 Jul/17
France 3518.10 Jul/17
Germany 2544.85 Aug/17
India 48.26 Dec/14
Indonesia 7005262.00 Dec/17
Italy 2949.68 Jul/17
Japan 1900.00 Jul/17
Mexico 1870180.00 Jun/17
Netherlands 426.00 Aug/17
Russia 3.79 Aug/17
South Korea 1043.00 Aug/17
Spain 3488.55 Aug/17
Switzerland 143674.50 Jul/17
Turkey 3251.00 Jun/17
United Kingdom 806.30 Aug/17
United States 7132.00 Aug/17