Employment Rate in South Africa increased to 39.10 percent in the third quarter of 2022 from 38.70 percent in the second quarter of 2022. source: Statistics South Africa

Employment Rate in South Africa averaged 42.39 percent from 2000 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 46.17 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008 and a record low of 35.93 percent in the third quarter of 2021. 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 2023.

Employment Rate in South Africa is expected to be 38.60 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 39.00 percent in 2023 and 40.00 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Employment Rate



Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 32.90 33.90 percent Sep 2022
Employed Persons 15765.00 15561.86 Sep 2022
Unemployed Persons 7700.00 8000.00 Thousand Sep 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.30 58.60 percent Sep 2022
Wages 24813.00 24578.00 ZAR/Month Sep 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 21839.00 21401.00 ZAR/Month Sep 2022
Population 60.14 59.30 Million Dec 2021
Youth Unemployment Rate 59.60 61.40 percent Sep 2022
Employment Rate 39.10 38.70 percent Sep 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
39.10 38.70 46.17 35.93 2000 - 2022 percent Quarterly
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