South Africa unemployment rate

South Africa’s unemployment rate icnreased to 32.6 by 0.31% on January 2021 from 32.5 in the previous month. On a year on year basis South Africa’s unemployment rate increased by 22.1%. South Africa’s unemployment rate trend is up since the current value of 32.6 is higher than the 12 month moving average of 28.825. and the 12 month moving average slope is up. South Africa’s unemployment rate 5-year percentile is currently at 0.0%.

South Africa unemployment rate Chart

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Date Value
31-03-22 34,50
31-12-21 35,30
30-09-21 34,90
30-06-21 34,40
31-03-21 32,60
31-12-20 32,50
30-09-20 30,80
30-06-20 23,30
31-03-20 30,10
31-12-19 29,10

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South Africa unemployment rate

South Africa Unemployment rate Statistics

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Indicator Symbol Actual Previous M/M% Y/Y% Trend Slope ZS5Y Update
unemployment rate za.unemploymentrate 34.5 35.3 -2.27 25 UP UP 96.67 2022-05-26

South Africa Financial Markets

Market Symbol Last Mom Trend Exh RSI 1D% 1W% 1M% 1Y%
FTSE/JSE Top 40 JTOPI 67911.1 0 0.5 1.37377 50.2166 0.00704 -0.01786 -0.02461 0.10779
South Africa ETF EZA 55.77 1 1 2.58085 62.4072 0.01308 0.0129 0.05765 0.14002
South African Rand US Dollar (ZAR/USD) ZARUSD 14.536 -1 -1 -0.51827 33.5819 -0.00913 -0.01845 -0.05653 -0.00484
South Africa 10-Year Bond Yield ZA.10Y 9.505 0 0.5 0.91034 45.9286 -0.01554 -0.02862 0.00105 -0.00627
South Africa 5-Year Bond Yield ZA.5Y 8.335 1 1 2.1764 57.2398 0.00847 0.0012 0.08247 0.10324
South Africa 2-Year Bond Yield SA.2Y 5.435 0 0.75 1.3073 47.9164 -0.00821 -0.01629 0.00929 0.05329
South Africa Yield Curve SA.YC 3.78 0 -0.25 0.15664 45.17 0.4 1.89 -16.46 1.70701
South Africa Credit Default Swaps CDS.South-Africa 201 -1 -0.75 -1.023 38.4864 2.03 8.06 -5.63 0.29898

South Africa Financial News Stream

South Africa Macroeconomic Indicators

Indicator Symbol Actual Previous M/M% Y/Y% Trend Slope ZS5Y Update
balance of trade za.balanceoftrade 24230 30850 -21.46 -51.15 Down Down 70 2022-07-31
bank lending rate za.banks.lendingrate 7 7.25 -0.0344828 -0.3 -1.0 -1.0 0.0166667 2020-07-31
banks balance sheet za.banks.bs 7062640 6908930 2.22 8.87 UP UP 100 2022-07-31
business confidence za.bizconfidence 42 46 -8.7 50 UP UP 62.5 2022-06-11
capacity utilization za.caputilization 77.7 77.1 0.78 -4.9 UP Down 10 2022-07-02
car registrations za.carregistrations 31455 29545 6.46 52.88 UP UP 78.33 2022-08-06
central bank balance sheet za.cb.assets 1056520 1060340 -0.36 17.49 UP UP 91.67 2022-08-06
composite pmi za.comppmi 52.7 52.5 0.38 14.32 UP UP 96.67 2022-08-03
consumer confidence za.consconfidence -25 -13 92.31 -600 Down Down 3.33 2022-06-28
consumer price index cpi za.cpi 104.2 103.1 1.07 7.31 UP UP 30 2022-07-22
core inflation rate za.coreinflationrate 3.1 3 0.0333333 0 -1.0 -1.0 0.783333 2021-05-31
current account za.currentaccount 142629 132056 8.01 -195.29 UP UP 91.67 2022-06-11
current account to gdp za.currentaccountgdp 2.2 -3 -1.73333 -1.30556 1.0 1.0 0 2019-02-28
deposit interest rate za.depositrate 3.77 3.74 0.00802139 -0.281905 -1.0 -1.0 0.2 2021-04-30
exports za.exports 184610 179462 2.87 16.7 UP UP 98.33 2022-07-31
external debt za.externaldebt 173837 160896 8.04 -1.23 UP Down 91.67 2022-07-02
fiscal expenditure za.fiscalexp 155899 129494 20.39 12.19 Down UP 71.67 2022-07-31
foreign direct investment za.fdi 27192 22668 19.96 146.28 Down UP 86.67 2022-06-28
foreign exchange reserves za.fxreserves 59510 58923 1 9.26 UP UP 98.33 2022-08-06
gdp za.gdp 351.432 368.289 -0.0457711 0.173729 1.0 1.0 0 2019-01-31
Real GDP za.realgdp 4600650 4516120 1.87 46.81 UP UP 100 2022-06-11
gdp growth za.gdpgrowth 1.9 1.4 35.71 -159.38 UP UP 56.67 2022-06-11
gdp growth annual za.gdpgrowthan 3 1.7 76.47 650 UP UP 73.33 2022-06-11
gold reserves za.goldres 125.35 125.31 0.000319208 0.000558748 1.0 1.0 0.116667 2020-08-01
government budget za.govbudget -12.3 -6.7 0.835821 11.3 -1.0 -1.0 0 2020-01-31
Government budget za.govbudgetvalue 77417 -22643 -441.9 16.67 UP UP 100 2022-07-31
government debt za.govdebt 83437 77551 7.59 21.65 UP UP 98.33 2022-07-02
government debt to gdp za.govdebtgdp 83 62.2 0.334405 1.98561 1.0 1.0 0 2019-02-28
government revenues za.govrev 233316 106851 118.36 13.64 UP UP 100 2022-07-31
housing index za.housingindex 544.475 539.711 0.00882695 0.0917799 1.0 1.0 0.983333 2016-11-30
imports za.imports 160383 151112 6.14 47.69 UP UP 100 2022-07-31
industrial production za.indproduction -3.5 -1.8 94.44 -129.41 Down Down 25.83 2022-08-11
industrial production mom za.indproductionmm -1.5 0.2 -850 150 Down Down 26.67 2022-08-11
inflation cpi za.inflationcpi 7.4 6.5 13.85 51.02 UP UP 100 2022-07-22
interbank rate za.interbankrate 3.68 3.68 0 0.0027248 1.0 1.0 0.766667 2021-06-02
interest rate za.interestrate 3.5 3.5 0 -0.333333 -1.0 -1.0 0.2 2021-05-20
loans to private sector za.loanprivate 4280160 4219160 1.45 7.67 UP UP 100 2022-07-31
South Africa za.manpmi 47.6 52.2 -8.81 9.3 Down UP 33.33 2022-08-02
money supply m0 za.msm0 309638 310893 -0.4 5.52 UP UP 91.67 2022-08-06
money supply m1 za.msm1 2338720 2378740 -1.68 7.02 UP UP 95 2022-07-31
money supply m2 za.msm2 3622050 3683000 -1.65 7.27 UP UP 90 2022-07-31
money supply m3 za.msm3 4473020 4466120 0.15 8.51 UP UP 98.33 2022-07-31
Producer Price Index za.producerprices 121.7 119.2 2.1 16.24 UP UP 100 2022-07-31
PPI Index za.producerpricesch 16.2 14.7 10.2 110.39 UP UP 100 2022-07-31
retail sales MoM za.retailsales -0.4 -1 -60 -150 Down Down 33.33 2022-08-17
retail sales za.retailsalesan -2.5 0.1 -2600 -123.81 Down Down 13.33 2022-08-17
total vehicle sales za.vehiclesales 43593 41019 6.28 31.86 UP UP 63.33 2022-08-02
unemployment rate za.unemploymentrate 34.5 35.3 -2.27 25 UP UP 96.67 2022-05-26
youth unemployment rate za.ytunemploymentrate 63.9 66.5 -3.91 16.82 UP UP 0 2022-05-26
Lending Rate za.lendingrate 10 10 0 -0.0243902 -1.0 -1.0 0 2020-01-31

South Africa unemployment rate analysis

South-africa’s unemployment rate is the percent of the labor force that is jobless. Unemployment rate is a lagging economic indicator. Explore MacroVar financial knowledge base structured by professional fund managers and economists.

South Africa unemployment rate trend

South Africa unemployment rate trend is in an uptrend when the last value is higher than its twelve-month moving average and its twelve-month moving average slope is positive (last twelve-month moving average is higher than the previous month twelve-month moving average) and vice-versa. MacroVar calculates the number of months the South Africa unemployment rate has recorded new highs or lows. South Africa unemployment rate trend change is assumed when the specific indicator has recorded a 3-month high / low or more.

South Africa unemployment rate momentum

South Africa unemployment rate momentum is monitored by calculating its long-term year over year (Y/Y) return and its short-term month on month (M/M) return.