Unemployment and Employment Insurance

  Unemployed Unemployment rate Beneficiaries
receiving benefits
  Men Women Annual percent change
Calendar year 10thous. % % % %
2015 222 3.4 3.6 3.1 -6.7
2016 208 3.1 3.3 2.8 -8.0
2017 190 2.8 3.0 2.7 -5.6
2018 166 2.4 2.6 2.2 -0.9
2019 162 2.4 2.5 2.2 3.3
2020 191 2.8 3.0 2.5 22.8
  (S.A.) 10thous. (S.A.) % (S.A.) % (S.A.) % %
2020 Sep 207 3.0 3.2 2.8 35.8
  Oct 215 3.1 3.4 2.7 32.2
  Nov 205 3.0 3.3 2.6 27.4
  Dec 210 3.0 3.2 2.8 21.7
2021 Jan 203 2.9 3.2 2.6 16.9
  Feb 203 2.9 3.1 2.8 22.0
  Mar 180 2.6 2.8 2.4 23.1
  Apr 194 2.8 3.2 2.3 23.6
  May 204 3.0 3.2 2.7 8.4
  Jun 202 2.9 3.1 2.7 -1.8
  Jul 190 2.8 3.1 2.4 -9.0
  Aug 191 2.8 3.1 2.5 -11.6
  Sep 189 2.8 2.9 2.6 -16.0
  Oct 182 2.7 2.8 2.5 -18.1
Source MIC "Labour Force Survey" MHLW
"Employment Insurance Statistics"
Line graph. Unemployment Rate(S.A.). See the table above for data.