The number of employed persons in South Africa increased to 15023.55 in the fourth quarter of 2020 from 14690.87 in the third quarter of 2020. source: Statistics South Africa

Employed Persons in South Africa averaged 14801.97 from 2001 until 2020, 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 April of 2021.

Employed Persons in South Africa is expected to be 15100.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employed Persons in South Africa to stand at 16300.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Employed Persons is projected to trend around 16500.00 in 2022 and 16450.00 in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Employed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
15023.55 14690.87 16528.70 11666.00 2001 - 2020 Quarterly
Volume, NSA

South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 32.50 30.80 32.50 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 15023.55 14690.87 16528.70 11666.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 7233.00 6533.00 7233.00 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 56.60 54.20 60.80 47.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 162.20 177.40 177.40 1.00 points [+]
Wages 23133.00 22579.00 23133.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19788.00 18857.00 19788.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 58.80 58.78 58.80 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 [+]
Minimum Wages 20.76 20.00 20.76 20.00 ZAR/Hour [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 61.30 52.30 61.30 48.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 38.20 37.51 46.17 36.26 percent [+]


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.