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

The number of unemployed persons in South Africa increased to 6100 Thousand in the second quarter of 2018 from 6000 Thousand in the first quarter of 2018. Unemployed Persons in South Africa averaged 4842.16 Thousand from 2001 until 2018, 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
2018-02-13 09:30 AM Unemployed Persons 5.9M 6.2M 6.2M
2018-05-15 09:30 AM Unemployed Persons 6M 5.9M 6.2M
2018-07-31 09:30 AM Unemployed Persons 6.1M 6M 5.9M
2018-10-31 09:30 AM Unemployed Persons 6.1M 6.1M


South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 27.20 26.70 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9838000.00 9797000.00 9838000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6100.00 6000.00 6214.11 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.10 59.30 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 148.30 146.50 148.30 1.10 Index Points [+]
Wages 19858.00 20060.00 20060.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 17146.00 17595.00 17595.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 56.52 55.91 56.52 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 53.70 52.40 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 43.50 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6100.00 6000.00 6214.11 3873.00 2001 - 2018 Thousand Quarterly
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unemployed persons by Country
Country Last
Argentina 1183.00 Mar/18
Australia 708.77 Aug/18
Brazil 12.87 Jul/18
Canada 1195.20 Aug/18
China 969.00 Jun/18
Euro Area 13290.00 Jul/18
France 3462.00 Jul/18
Germany 2350.88 Aug/18
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 6871264.00 Dec/18
Italy 2705.01 Jul/18
Japan 1720.00 Jul/18
Mexico 1858160.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 353.00 Aug/18
Russia 3.51 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 826428.00 Dec/17
Singapore 106.90 Dec/17
South Africa 6100.00 Jun/18
South Korea 1179.00 Aug/18
Spain 3270.09 Aug/18
Switzerland 107893.00 Aug/18
Turkey 3315.00 Jul/18
United Kingdom 918.80 Aug/18
United States 6234.00 Aug/18


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