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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 4.9 % 2Q/23
Employed Persons 11156 Thousand Person | 11.156 Million Person 2022
Unemployed Persons 1015820 Persons | 1.016 Million Persons 1Q/20


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 4.9 % in the second quarter of 2023. 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
4.9 2Q/23 28.09.2023
5.1 1Q/23 29.06.2023
4.8 4Q/22 30.03.2023
5.8 3Q/22 29.12.2022
5.8 2Q/22 29.09.2022
6 1Q/22 30.06.2022
6.9 4Q/21 30.03.2022
6.6 3Q/21 18.01.2022


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 11156 Thousand Person (11.156 Million Person) in 2022. 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
11156 2022 15.04.2023
9787 2021 02.04.2022
9655 2020 18.01.2022
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 1015820 Persons (1.016 Million Persons) in the first quarter of 2020. 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
1015820 1Q/20 21.10.2022
945387 4Q/19 21.07.2021
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 2022 60 60
Labor Force Participation Rate 2Q/23 60.8 % 61.7

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Bangladesh 2022 4.7 % 5.1
Jordan 2Q/23 22.3 % 21.9
Kyrgyzstan Jul/23 2.7 % 2.8
Mongolia 2Q/23 5.8 % 6.6
Nepal 2021 5.1 % 4.7
Palestine 2Q/23 24.7 % 25.2
Tajikistan Dec/22 7.8 % 7.7
Cambodia 20 0.22 % 0.23
China 2Q/23 5.2 % 5.3
Georgia 2023 16.7 % 18
India 2023 7.1 % 8.1
Israel Aug/23 3.1 % 3.4
Pakistan 2021 6.3 % 6.9
South Korea Aug/23 2.4 % 2.8
Taiwan Aug/23 3.42 % 3.43
Vietnam 2Q/23 2.3 % 2.25
Maldives 2022 4.9 % 6.1
Armenia 2Q/23 11.7 % 13.7
Hong Kong Aug/23 2.8 % 2.8
Indonesia 1Q/23 5.45 % 5.86
Japan Aug/23 2.7 % 2.7
Kazakhstan Jun/23 4.7 % 4.8
Lebanon 2022 12.6 % 12.5
Macau Aug/23 2.5 % 2.6
Malaysia Aug/23 3.4 % 3.4
Philippines 2Q/23 4.4 % 4.8
Qatar 1Q/23 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 2Q/23 1.9 % 1.8
Sri Lanka 2Q/23 5.2 % 4.7
Thailand Jun/23 1.06 % 1.05
Oman 2022 2.3 % 2.5
Iran 1Q/23 9.7 % 8.2
Laos 2022 2.6 % 3.6
Azerbaijan 2022 5.5 % 6
Kuwait 2022 2.5 % 2.8
Saudi Arabia 2Q/23 4.9 % 5.1
Bahrain 2022 5.5 % 6.6
North Korea 2022 3 % 3.2
United Arab Emirates 2022 2.75 % 3.11
Yemen 2022 13.59 % 13.89
Turkmenistan 2021 5.1 % 5
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2022 15.55 % 16.17
Syria 2022 9.6 % 9.8
Afghanistan 2021 13.3 % 11.7
Bhutan 2022 5.9 % 4.8
Brunei 2022 7.2 % 7.4
Mauritius 2Q/23 6.4 % 6.7