The number of unemployed persons in South Africa increased to 7994.29 Thousand in the second quarter of 2022 from 7861.79 Thousand in the first quarter of 2022. source: Statistics South Africa

Unemployed Persons in South Africa averaged 5406.04 Thousand from 2001 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 7994.29 Thousand in the second quarter of 2022 and a record low of 3984 Thousand in the first quarter of 2006. This page provides - South Africa Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Unemployed Persons - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2022.

Unemployed Persons in South Africa is expected to be 7800.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the South Africa Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 8000.00 Thousand in 2023 and 7700.00 Thousand in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Unemployed Persons



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-31 09:30 AM Q1 7.9M 7.9M 8M
2022-08-23 09:30 AM Q2 8M 7.9M 8.1M
2022-11-30 09:30 AM Q3 8M


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 33.90 34.50 percent Jun 2022
Employed Persons 15561.86 14914.21 Jun 2022
Unemployed Persons 7994.29 7861.79 Thousand Jun 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.60 56.90 percent Jun 2022
Wages 23502.00 23982.00 ZAR/Month Mar 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 20901.00 21234.00 ZAR/Month Mar 2022
Population 60.14 59.30 Million Dec 2021
Youth Unemployment Rate 61.40 63.90 percent Jun 2022
Employment Rate 38.70 37.26 percent Jun 2022

South Africa Unemployed Persons
In South Africa, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7994.29 7861.79 7994.29 3984.00 2001 - 2022 Thousand Quarterly
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