Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa increased to 56.90 percent in the first quarter of 2022 from 56.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021. source: Statistics South Africa

Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa averaged 57.09 percent from 2001 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 60.80 percent in the first quarter of 2001 and a record low of 47.30 percent in the second quarter of 2020. This page provides - South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on June of 2022.

Labor Force Participation Rate in South Africa is expected to be 57.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 59.00 percent in 2023 and 59.50 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate



Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 34.50 35.30 percent Mar 2022
Employed Persons 14914.21 14544.13 Mar 2022
Unemployed Persons 7900.00 7900.00 Thousand Mar 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 56.90 56.30 percent Mar 2022
Wages 23982.00 24051.00 ZAR/Month Dec 2021
Wages in Manufacturing 21234.00 20600.00 ZAR/Month Dec 2021
Population 59.30 58.80 Million Dec 2020
Youth Unemployment Rate 63.90 66.50 percent Mar 2022
Employment Rate 37.30 36.50 percent Mar 2022

South Africa Labor Force Participation Rate
The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
56.90 56.30 60.80 47.30 2001 - 2022 percent Quarterly