South Africa’s unemployment by gender

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Unemployment in South Africa skews in favor of men, with joblessness among women consistently higher. In the third quarter of 2016, more than 2.8 million women—or 29.3% of women aged 15 to 64—were unemployed. In comparison, that rate was 25.2% for men (just over 3 million) aged 15 to 64.

Last updated: 1 year ago

Data: Statistics South Africa

Last updated: 1 year ago  |  Data: Statistics South Africa