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

The number of unemployed persons in South Africa increased to 6000 Thousand in the first quarter of 2018 from 5900 Thousand in the fourth quarter of 2017. Unemployed Persons in South Africa averaged 4815.95 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
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
2018-05-15 09:30 AM Unemployed Persons 6M 5.9M 6.2M
2018-08-07 07:30 AM Unemployed Persons 6M 5.9M
2018-10-31 09:30 AM Unemployed Persons 6M


South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 26.70 26.70 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9838000.00 9797000.00 9838000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6000.00 5900.00 6214.11 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.30 58.80 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 52.40 51.10 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6000.00 5900.00 6214.11 3873.00 2001 - 2018 Thousand Quarterly
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unemployed persons by Country
Country Last
Australia 714.10 Jun/18
Brazil 13.24 May/18
Canada 1195.30 Jun/18
China 971.00 Mar/18
Euro Area 13558.00 May/18
France 3444.50 May/18
Germany 2275.79 Jun/18
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 7005262.00 Dec/17
Italy 2793.45 May/18
Japan 1510.00 May/18
Mexico 1713857.00 Mar/18
Netherlands 354.00 Jun/18
Russia 3.60 May/18
South Korea 1018.00 Jun/18
Spain 3285.09 Jun/18
Switzerland 106579.00 Jun/18
Turkey 3086.00 Apr/18
United Kingdom 898.70 Jun/18
United States 6564.00 Jun/18


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