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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 7.4 % 4Q/20
Employed Persons 13391 Thousand Person | 13.391 Million Person 2019
Unemployed Persons 1002855 Persons | 1.003 Million Persons 2Q/19


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Saudi Arabia - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Saudi Arabia?

  • Unemployment Rate in Saudi Arabia decreased to 7.4 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 9 % and minimum was 4.35 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Central Department of Statistics & Information.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
7.4 4Q/20 31.03.2021
8.5 3Q/20 22.01.2021
9 2Q/20 30.09.2020
5.7 1Q/20 07.07.2020
5.7 4Q/19 13.04.2020
5.5 3Q/19 18.12.2019
5.6 2Q/19 29.10.2019
5.7 1Q/19 28.06.2019


Historical Chart by kings (%)

Unemployment Rate in Saudi Arabia by kings

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Salman 23.01.2015 - 5.7000 6.0000 6.0000 5.6000 5.26%
Abdullah 01.08.2005 - 23.01.2015 6.1000 5.7000 6.3000 5.0000 -6.56%
Fahd 13.06.1982 - 01.09.2005 4.3500 5.8200 5.8200 4.3500 33.79%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Saudi Arabia - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Saudi Arabia?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Saudi Arabia increased to 13391 Thousand Person (13.391 Million Person) in 2019. The maximum rate was 13391 Thousand Person and minimum was 6167 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Yearly by Central Department of Statistics & Information.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
13391 2019 12.12.2020
10086 2018 29.10.2019
11168 2017 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by kings (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Saudi Arabia by kings

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     Saudi Arabia - Historical Data (Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in Saudi Arabia?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in Saudi Arabia increased to 1002855 Persons (1.003 Million Persons) in the second quarter of 2019. The maximum rate was 1002855 Persons and minimum was 437648 Persons.
  • Data published Quarterly by Central Department of Statistics & Information.

Historical Data (Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
1002855 2Q/19 29.10.2019
970229 4Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by kings (Persons)

Unemployed Persons in Saudi Arabia by kings

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Saudi Arabia

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2020 60 60
Labor Force Participation Rate 4Q/20 61 % 59.5

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Palestine 4Q/20 23.4 % 28.5
Tajikistan Nov/19 2.1 % 2.1
Cambodia 2019 2.4 % 0.1
China 1Q/21 5.3 % 5.5
Georgia 2020 18.5 % 17.6
India 2021 6.5 % 6.9
Israel Feb/21 5.1 % 4.6
Pakistan 2020 4.4 % 4.1
South Korea Mar/21 3.9 % 4
Taiwan Feb/21 3.73 % 3.75
Vietnam 4Q/20 2.37 % 2.5
Maldives 2020 6.4 % 6.1
Armenia 4Q/20 16 % 18.1
Hong Kong Feb/21 7.2 % 7
Indonesia 3Q/20 7.07 % 4.99
Japan Feb/21 2.9 % 2.9
Kazakhstan Dec/20 4.9 % 5
Lebanon 2020 6.6 % 6
Macau Feb/21 2.9 % 2.7
Malaysia Feb/21 4.8 % 4.9
Philippines 1Q/21 8.7 % 8.7
Qatar 2Q/20 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 4Q/20 3.3 % 3.6
Sri Lanka 3Q/20 5.8 % 5.4
Thailand Dec/20 1.5 % 2
Oman 2020 5 % 1.8
Iran 3Q/20 9.5 % 9.8
Laos 2020 1 % 0.6
Azerbaijan 2019 4.8 % 5.2
Kuwait 2020 2.3 % 2.41
Saudi Arabia 4Q/20 7.4 % 8.5
Bahrain 2020 4.9 % 4
North Korea 2019 3.3 % 3.3
United Arab Emirates 2020 5 % 2.64
Yemen 2020 13.42 % 12.9
Turkmenistan 2019 3.9 % 3.8
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2020 13.74 % 12.76
Syria 2020 9 % 8.2
Afghanistan 2020 11.2 % 11.1
Bhutan 2019 2.7 % 3.4
Brunei 2019 9.1 % 8.9
Mauritius 4Q/20 10.4 % 10.6