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South Africa - Economically active population ('000)

22,824,000 (thousand) in 2020

This refers to the number of all employed and unemployed persons (including those seeking work for the first time). It covers employers; self-employed workers; salaried employees; wage earners; unpaid workers assisting in a family, farm or business operation.

Date Value Change, %
2020 22,824,000 1.73 %
2019 22,435,000 1.79 %
2018 22,041,000 1.84 %
2017 21,642,000 1.89 %
2016 21,240,000 1.94 %
2015 20,836,000 2.06 %
2014 20,416,000 1.95 %
2013 20,025,000 3.37 %
2012 19,373,000 2.51 %
2011 18,899,000 1.54 %
2010 18,612,000 -1.45 %
2009 18,885,000