The number of employed persons in South Africa increased by 204 thousand to 15.765 million in the third quarter of 2022, the highest since the first quarter of 2020. source: Statistics South Africa

Employed Persons in South Africa averaged 14823.03 from 2001 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 16528.70 in the fourth quarter of 2018 and a record low of 11666.00 in the first quarter of 2003. 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 February of 2023.

Employed Persons in South Africa is expected to be 15200.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the South Africa Employed Persons is projected to trend around 15000.00 in 2023 and 16200.00 in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Employed Persons



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 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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
15765.00 15561.86 16528.70 11666.00 2001 - 2022 Quarterly
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