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South Africa - Economically active population ('000)

27,016,570 (thousand) in 2018

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, %
2018 27,016,570 1.39 %
2017 26,645,290 3.15 %
2016 25,831,330 1.68 %
2015 25,405,310 4.00 %
2014 24,427,130 2.14 %
2013 23,915,430 2.83 %
2012 23,256,170 2.42 %
2011 22,707,580 1.55 %
2010 22,361,290 -1.56 %
2009 22,715,910 -1.79 %
2008 23,128,840 3.22 %
2007 22,407,700

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