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Unemployment: South Africa
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The percentage of South Africa's labour force that did not have work and were considered unemployed each quarter since 2008, and the percentage of people under the expanded definition of unemployment, which includes people who were available to work but are discouraged work-seekers or have other reasons for not searching for work.
How to cite this data
Stats SA Quarterly Labour Force Survey via Outlier Insights
Data notes
Stats SA defines an unemployed person as someone aged between 15 and 64 who did not have a job in the reference week of the survey but was available to work and actively looked for work or tried to start a business in the four weeks preceding the survey, or had not actively looked for work in the past four weeks, but had a job or business to start at a definite date in the future and was available. Data is updated quarterly. The chart is based on column N called percent_unemployed.
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