The number of unemployed persons in South Africa increased to 6209.39 Thousand in the third quarter of 2018 from 6082.50 Thousand in the second quarter of 2018. Unemployed Persons in South Africa averaged 4868.36 Thousand from 2001 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 6214.11 Thousand in the first quarter of 2017 and a record low of 3873 Thousand in the fourth quarter of 2008.
Unemployed Persons in South Africa is expected to be 6610.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in South Africa to stand at 6196.76 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 6670.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.