Youth Unemployment Rate in South Africa increased to 56.40 percent in the second quarter of 2019 from 55.20 percent in the first quarter of 2019. Youth Unemployment Rate in South Africa averaged 52.43 percent from 2013 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 56.40 percent in the second quarter of 2019 and a record low of 48.80 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014.

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South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 29.00 27.60 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 10174000.00 10152000.00 10174000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6655.30 6200.79 6655.30 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.80 58.80 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 156.20 155.20 156.20 1.00 Index Points [+]
Wages 20855.00 21190.00 21190.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 18167.00 18510.00 18510.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 58.78 57.73 58.78 17.46 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 4380.00 3960.00 4380.00 3840.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 56.40 55.20 56.40 48.80 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 22600.00 20300.00 22600.00 19000.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 11300.00 10700.00 11300.00 10700.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 6570.00 6140.00 6570.00 6140.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Employment Rate 42.44 42.56 46.17 41.00 percent [+]


South Africa Youth Unemployment Rate

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
56.40 55.20 56.40 48.80 2013 - 2019 percent Quarterly




Country Last Previous
South Africa 56.40 Jun/19
Spain 32.10 Jul/19
Italy 28.90 Jul/19
India 23.70 Dec/18
Turkey 23.30 May/19
France 19.20 Jul/19
Euro Area 15.60 Jul/19
Australia 11.90 Jul/19
Canada 11.50 Aug/19
United Kingdom 11.20 Jun/19
United States 8.60 Aug/19
South Korea 7.10 Aug/19
Netherlands 6.70 Jul/19
Germany 5.60 Jul/19
Japan 3.40 Jul/19
Switzerland 2.50 Aug/19


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