South Africa - Total Employment

South Africa: Total Employment

Mnemonic ETOT.IZAF
Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 0.77 %
Data 2020 Q3 9,579,786
2020 Q2 9,506,902

Series Information

Source Statistics South Africa (Statistics SA)
Release Quarterly Employment Statistics
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 6/30/2006
End Date 9/30/2020

South Africa: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Agriculture Employment 2020 Q3 807,881 799,033 #, NSA Quarterly
Labor Force 2020 Q3 21,223,752 18,443,066 #, NSA Quarterly
Labor Force Employment 2020 Q3 14,690,869 14,148,215 #, NSA Quarterly
Total Employment 2020 Q3 9,579,786 9,506,902 #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment 2020 Q3 6,532,883 4,294,851 #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment Rate 2020 Q3 30.8 23.3 %, NSA Quarterly
Wage & Salaries 2020 Q3 680,242,701,341 644,719,283,187 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.