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South Africa - Employment as a share of population aged 15 years and above

39.5
(%)
in 2016

Though South Africa employment to population ratio fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 1997 - 2016 period ending at 39.47 % in 2016.

Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15 and older are generally considered the working-age population.

Date Value Change, %
2016 39.5 -0.56 %
2015 39.7 0.26 %
2014 39.6 -0.07 %
2013 39.6 1.93 %
2012 38.9 0.72 %
2011 38.6 -0.02 %
2010 38.6 -4.42 %
2009 40.4 -4.76 %
2008 42.4 2.12 %
2007 41.5 -1.50 %
2006 42.2 2.97 %
2005 40.9