South Africa Unemployment Rate (% of Labour Force) Statistics

19, Jun 2019, EDT.

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Country or Region: South Africa › Change country
Economic Indicator: Unemployment Rate (% of Labour Force) › See all South Africa indicators, › See Unemployment Rate (% of Labour Force) data for all countries
Detailed Analysis for Year: 2015 › Change year
Full Dataset: from 1980 to 2019
Dataset updated: 17th March 2015
Data Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF)
National or Regional Currency: Rand
Currency Symbol: ZAR

Source: National Statistics Office Latest actual data: 2014 Employment type: National definition Primary domestic currency: South African rand Data last updated: 03/2016

Unemployment Rate (% of Labour Force) Statistics for South Africa , Year 2015 - In Detail

Unemployment Rate (% of Labour Force) for South Africa in year 2015 is 25.366 %.

This makes South Africa No. 3 in world rankings according to Unemployment Rate (% of Labour Force) in year 2015. The world's average Unemployment Rate (% of Labour Force) value is 4.44 %; South Africa is 20.93 more than the average.

In the previous year, 2014, Unemployment Rate (% of Labour Force) for South Africa was 25.10 % Unemployment Rate (% of Labour Force) for South Africa in 2015 was or will be 1.06% more than it was or will be in 2014.

In the following or forecasted year, 2016, Unemployment Rate (% of Labour Force) for South Africa was or will be 26.10 %, which is 2.91% more than the 2015 figure.

* Source: IMF
Unemployment Rate (% of Labour Force) for South Africa, in other Years
Year %
  2021 27.235
  2020 27.147
  2019 27.048
  2018 26.913
  2017 26.693
  2016 26.104
2015 25.366
  2014 25.1
  2013 24.725
  2012 24.875
  2011 24.8
  2010 24.875
  2009 23.7
  2008 22.525
  2007 23
  2006 23.55
  2005 24.65
  2004 25.15
  2003 27.65
  2002 27.8
  2001 25.95
  2000 23
  1999 23.3
  1998 26.1
  1997 22
  1996 20.3
  1995 16.5
  1994 22.89
  1993 22.163
  1992 21.213
  1991 20.162
  1990 18.784
  1989 17.829
  1988 17.238
  1987 16.592
  1986 16.049
  1985 15.452
  1984 13.718
  1983 12.543
  1982 10.755
  1981 9.824
  1980 9.241