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Unemployment in South Africa

27.2 % in 3rd quarter 2019

Though South Africa unemployment fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 2009 - 2019 period ending at 27.2 % in 3rd quarter 2019.

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Date Value Change, %
2019Q3 27.20 -1.05 %
2019Q2 27.49 -0.53 %
2019Q1 27.63 -0.59 %
2018Q4 27.80 1.92 %
2018Q3 27.27 1.12 %
2018Q2 26.97 1.96 %
2018Q1 26.45 -3.44 %
2017Q4 27.39 -0.51 %
2017Q3 27.53 0.14 %
2017Q2 27.49 0.30 %
2017Q1 27.41 0.81 %
2016Q4 27.19
Alternate Sources
IMF: World Economic Outlook (WEO) Database, April 2019 27.13 Percent of total labor force in 2018 IMF
World Bank Global Economic Monitor, Monthly Update 28.86 % on Jun 2019 WB
Unemployment in South Africa
% 29 % in 2nd quarter 2019 IMF + 1 other
Number 6,655,000 Number in 2nd quarter 2019 IMF
Employment 124.9 Index in 2nd quarter 2019 IMF
Employment Rate 40.56 % in 2018 WB
Labor Force 22,756,502 Number in 2018 WB
Wage 166.54 Index in 2018 IMF

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