Youth Unemployment Rate in South Africa decreased to 52.80 percent in the third quarter of 2018 from 53.70 percent in the second quarter of 2018. Youth Unemployment Rate in South Africa averaged 52.04 percent from 2013 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 55.90 percent in the second quarter of 2017 and a record low of 48.80 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Youth Unemployment Rate in South Africa is expected to be 51.78 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Youth Unemployment Rate in South Africa to stand at 52.83 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Youth Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 51.51 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 27.50 27.20 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9748000.00 9817000.00 9817000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6209.39 6082.50 6214.11 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.50 59.10 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 150.80 148.30 150.80 1.10 Index Points [+]
Wages 20176.00 19858.00 20176.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 17674.00 17146.00 17674.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 57.73 56.84 57.73 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 52.80 53.70 55.90 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 43.10 43.10 46.17 41.00 percent [+]


South Africa Youth Unemployment Rate

This page provides - South Africa Youth Unemployment Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Youth Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
52.80 53.70 55.90 48.80 2013 - 2018 percent Quarterly




Country Last Previous
South Africa 52.80 Sep/18
Spain 34.90 Oct/18
Italy 32.50 Oct/18
France 21.50 Oct/18
Turkey 20.80 Aug/18
Euro Area 17.30 Oct/18
India 12.90 Dec/13
Australia 11.30 Oct/18
United Kingdom 11.30 Aug/18
Canada 10.80 Nov/18
South Korea 8.50 Oct/18
United States 8.30 Oct/18
Netherlands 7.20 Oct/18
Germany 6.20 Oct/18
Japan 3.40 Oct/18
Switzerland 2.40 Oct/18


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