The number of unemployed persons in South Africa increased to 6733.71 Thousand in the third quarter of 2019 from 6655 Thousand in the second quarter of 2019.

Unemployed Persons in South Africa averaged 4984.20 Thousand from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 6733.71 Thousand in the third quarter of 2019 and a record low of 3873 Thousand in the fourth quarter of 2008. This page provides - South Africa Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: Statistics South Africa

Unemployed Persons in South Africa is expected to be 6350.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in South Africa to stand at 6500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 6430.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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South Africa Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6733.71 6655.00 6733.71 3873.00 2001 - 2019 Thousand Quarterly
Volume, NSA

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-12 09:30 AM Q4 6.1M 6.2M 6.0M
2019-05-14 09:30 AM Q1 6.2M 6.1M 6.2M
2019-07-30 09:30 AM Q2 6.7M 6.2M 6.2M
2019-10-29 09:30 AM Q3 6.7M 6.7M 6.3M
2020-02-12 09:30 AM Q4 6.7M 6.4M


South Africa Unemployed Persons
In South Africa, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.

South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 29.10 29.00 30.40 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 10142000.00 10172000.00 10174000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6733.71 6655.00 6733.71 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.90 59.80 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 161.10 157.00 161.10 1.00 points [+]
Wages 21966.00 21432.00 21966.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19122.00 18798.00 19122.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 58.78 57.73 58.78 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 [+]
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 [+]
Wages Low Skilled 4380.00 3960.00 4380.00 3840.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 58.20 56.40 58.20 48.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 42.40 42.44 46.17 41.00 percent [+]