The number of employed persons in South Africa increased to 10174000 in the first quarter of 2019 from 10151000 in the fourth quarter of 2018. Employed Persons in South Africa averaged 6162822.42 from 1973 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 10174000 in the first quarter of 2019 and a record low of 3694977 in the first quarter of 1973.

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South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 27.60 27.10 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 10174000.00 10151000.00 10174000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6200.00 6100.00 6214.11 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.80 59.40 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 156.20 155.20 156.20 1.00 Index Points [+]
Wages 20855.00 21190.00 21190.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 18167.00 18510.00 18510.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 57.73 56.84 57.73 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 [+]
Wages High Skilled 22600.00 20300.00 22600.00 19000.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 4380.00 3960.00 4380.00 3840.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 55.20 54.70 55.90 48.80 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 11300.00 10700.00 11300.00 10700.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 6570.00 6140.00 6570.00 6140.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Employment Rate 42.56 43.34 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. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10174000.00 10151000.00 10174000.00 3694977.00 1973 - 2019 Quarterly
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Saudi Arabia 10085.90 Dec/18
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South Africa 10174000.00 Mar/19
South Korea 27082.00 Jun/19
Spain 19471.10 Mar/19
Switzerland 5076.00 Mar/19
Turkey 28199.00 Apr/19
United Kingdom 32749.00 Apr/19
United States 157005.00 Jun/19


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