The number of employed persons in South Africa decreased to 14941.57 in the second quarter of 2021 from 14995.34 in the first quarter of 2021. source: Statistics South Africa

Employed Persons in South Africa averaged 14807.43 from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 16528.70 in the fourth quarter of 2018 and a record low of 11666 in the first quarter of 2003. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Employed Persons - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Employed Persons - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2021.

Employed Persons in South Africa is expected to be 15000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the South Africa Employed Persons is projected to trend around 15500.00 in 2022 and 16200.00 in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Employed Persons

South Africa Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 34.40 percent Jun/21 32.60 34.40 21.50
Employed Persons 14941.57 Jun/21 14995.34 16528.70 11666.00
Unemployed Persons 7800.00 Thousand Jun/21 7200.00 7800.00 3873.00
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.50 percent Jun/21 56.40 60.80 47.30
Wages 23526.00 ZAR/Month Jun/21 23122.00 23526.00 6742.00
Wages in Manufacturing 20136.00 ZAR/Month Jun/21 19552.00 20136.00 6250.00
Population 59.30 Million Dec/20 58.80 59.30 17.46
Youth Unemployment Rate 64.40 percent Jun/21 63.30 64.40 48.80
Employment Rate 37.70 percent Jun/21 38.01 46.17 36.26

South Africa Employed Persons
In South Africa, employed persons refer to the number of people employed by the business, who received payment (in salaries; wages; commission, in addition to a retainer, salary or wage; piece rates; or payments in kind) for any part of the reference period. This excludes independent contractors and consultants; working proprietors; sole and joint owners; and employees paid on a commission basis where a retainer, salary or wage was not paid. Number of employees refers to the number of people employed at the end of the reference period.