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South Africa, selected international labor statistics, 2010–12
Indicator Unit Report Time Series 2010 2011 2012

Labor market

Unemployment rate - Total

Percent of civilian labor force

HTM

XLS

24.9 24.9 25.1

Unemployment rate - Youth (under 25)

Percent of civilian labor force

HTM

XLS

50.5 49.8 51.5

Unemployment rate - Men

Percent of civilian labor force

HTM

XLS

22.8 22.5 22.9

Unemployment rate - Women

Percent of civilian labor force

HTM

XLS

27.5 27.8 27.8

Employment-population ratio - Total

Percent of civilian working-age population

HTM

XLS

40.8 40.8 41.0

Employment-population ratio - Men

Percent of civilian working-age population

HTM

XLS

47.7 47.4 47.5

Employment-population ratio - Women

Percent of civilian working-age population

HTM

XLS

34.3 34.6 34.9

Labor force participation rate - Total

Percent of civilian working-age population

HTM

XLS

54.3 54.3 54.8

Labor force participation rate - Men

Percent of civilian working-age population

HTM

XLS

61.8 61.2 61.7

Labor force participation rate - Women

Percent of civilian working-age population

HTM

XLS

47.4 47.9 48.3

Women's share of the labor force

Percent of civilian labor force

HTM

XLS

44.9 45.4 45.3

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of International Labor Comparisons.

 

Last Modified Date: August 21, 2013