South Africa - Total Employment

South Africa: Total Employment

Mnemonic ETOT.IZAF
Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 0.64 %
Data 2021 Q4 10,015,556
2021 Q3 9,952,239

Series Information

Source Statistics South Africa (Statistics SA)
Release Quarterly Employment Statistics
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 6/30/2006
End Date 12/31/2021

South Africa: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Agriculture Employment 2021 Q4 867,569 829,290 #, NSA Quarterly
Labor Force 2021 Q4 22,465,562 21,925,496 #, NSA Quarterly
Labor Force Employment 2021 Q4 14,544,131 14,282,007 #, NSA Quarterly
Total Employment 2021 Q4 10,015,556 9,952,239 #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment 2021 Q4 7,921,431 7,643,489 #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment Rate 2021 Q4 35.3 34.9 %, NSA Quarterly
Wage & Salaries 2021 Q4 827,342,592,537 783,028,749,876 ZAR, NSA Quarterly

Release Information

Statistics South Africa (Statistics SA) reports quarterly data on the number of employees by industry and gross earnings by industry.

Publication: P0277 - Quarterly Employment Statistics 

Samples for the Quarterly Employment Statistics publication are collected from private non-agricultural businesses as well as national, provincial and local government entitities. Non-agricultural businesses include stores, offices, firms, and factories. 

Industries are defined based off of the System of National Accounts (SNA). Industries covered are: 

  1. Mining and quarrying
  2. Manufacturing
  3. Electricity, gas adn water supply
  4. Construction
  5. Wholesale and retal trade; repar of moto vehicles, motor cycles and personal and household goods; and hotes and restaurants 
  6. Transport, storage and communication
  7. Financial intermediation, insurance, real estate and business services
  8. Community, social and personal services
In addition, these industry definitions follow the Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities (SIC), Fifth Edition.

Data is subject to revisions.