The number of employed persons in South Africa decreased to 9548000 in the second quarter of 2020 from 10231000 in the first quarter of 2020. source: Statistics South Africa

Employed Persons in South Africa averaged 6267158.67 from 1973 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 10231000 in the first quarter of 2020 and a record low of 3694977 in the first quarter of 1973. 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 2020.

Employed Persons in South Africa is expected to be 10200000.00 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 10210000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Employed Persons is projected to trend around 10210000.00 in 2021 and 10230000.00 in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Employed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9548000.00 10231000.00 10231000.00 3694977.00 1973 - 2020 Quarterly
Volume, NSA

South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 23.30 30.10 30.40 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9548000.00 10231000.00 10231000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 4294.85 7069.65 7069.65 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 47.30 60.30 60.80 47.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 163.80 165.60 165.60 1.00 points [+]
Wages 21455.00 22387.00 22500.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 17006.00 19114.00 19377.00 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 52.30 59.00 59.00 48.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 42.14 42.40 46.17 41.00 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.