Employment Rate in South Africa decreased to 37.73 percent in the second quarter of 2021 from 38.01 percent in the first quarter of 2021. source: Statistics South Africa

Employment Rate in South Africa averaged 42.74 percent from 2000 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 46.17 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008 and a record low of 36.26 percent in the second quarter of 2020. This page provides - South Africa Employment Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Employment Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on January of 2022.

Employment Rate in South Africa is expected to be 38.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the South Africa Employment Rate is projected to trend around 38.60 percent in 2022 and 40.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Employment Rate


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 34.90 34.40 percent Sep/21
Employed Persons 14282.01 14941.57 Sep/21
Unemployed Persons 7600.00 7800.00 Thousand Sep/21
Labor Force Participation Rate 55.20 57.50 percent Sep/21
Wages 24051.00 23526.00 ZAR/Month Sep/21
Wages in Manufacturing 20600.00 20136.00 ZAR/Month Sep/21
Population 59.30 58.80 Million Dec/20
Youth Unemployment Rate 66.50 64.40 percent Sep/21
Employment Rate 35.90 37.73 percent Sep/21
South Africa Employment Rate
In South Africa, the employment rate measures the number of people who have a job as a percentage of the working age population.