This Fact Sheet provides information about the size and shape of the South African labour force in relation to skills and employment issues. The analysis of this information provides crucial insights into the development and monitoring of policy measures aimed at boosting skills development and job creation. Improved and inclusive access to post-school education and training opportunities, and especially increasing the share of those with degrees in the labour force, contributes positively towards the growth of the economy and its global competitiveness.
This Fact Sheet uses Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) data obtained from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) for the period 2021:Q3 to 2022:Q3.
This publication covers
- Data and methodology
- Profile of the Labour Force for the period 2020:Q4 to 20201:Q4
- Classification of the employed
- Reasons for and duration of unemployment