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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 5.8 % 2Q/22
Employed Persons 9787 Thousand Person | 9.787 Million Person 2021
Unemployed Persons 945387 Persons | 0.945 Million Persons 4Q/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 5.8 % in the second quarter of 2022. 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
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
6.6 2Q/21 30.09.2021
6.5 1Q/21 30.06.2021
7.4 4Q/20 31.03.2021
8.5 3Q/20 22.01.2021


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 9787 Thousand Person (9.787 Million Person) in 2021. 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
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 decreased to 945387 Persons (0.945 Million Persons) in the forth 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
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/22 60.8 % 60.4

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Bangladesh 2021 5.2 % 5.3
Jordan 2Q/22 22.6 % 22.8
Kyrgyzstan Jul/22 2.8 % 2.9
Mongolia 4Q/21 8.1 % 7.4
Nepal 2020 4.44 % 2.85
Palestine 2Q/22 24 % 25
Tajikistan Dec/20 7.5 % 2.1
Cambodia 2021 0.61 % 0.33
China 2Q/22 5.3 % 5.4
Georgia 2021 20.6 % 18.5
India 2022 6.4 % 8.3
Israel Aug/22 3.4 % 3.4
Pakistan 2021 6.5 % 4.4
South Korea Aug/22 2.5 % 2.9
Taiwan Aug/22 3.67 % 3.68
Vietnam 1Q/22 2.46 % 3.56
Maldives 2021 6.1 % 6.3
Armenia 1Q/22 14.8 % 14.5
Hong Kong Aug/22 4.1 % 4.3
Indonesia 1Q/22 5.83 % 6.49
Japan Aug/22 2.5 % 2.6
Kazakhstan Jun/22 4.9 % 4.9
Lebanon 2020 6.6 % 6
Macau Aug/22 4.3 % 4.1
Malaysia Jul/22 3.7 % 3.8
Philippines 2Q/22 5.3 % 5.2
Qatar 1Q/22 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 2Q/22 2.1 % 2.2
Sri Lanka 2Q/22 4.6 % 4.3
Thailand Jun/22 1.37 % 1.53
Oman 2021 3.1 % 2.9
Iran 2Q/22 9.2 % 9.4
Laos 2021 1.3 % 1
Azerbaijan 2021 6 % 6.27
Kuwait 2020 2.3 % 2.41
Saudi Arabia 2Q/22 5.8 % 6
Bahrain 2020 4.9 % 4
North Korea 2021 2.6 % 2.9
United Arab Emirates 2021 3.9 % 6.7
Yemen 2021 13.6 % 13.42
Turkmenistan 2020 4.38 % 3.9
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2021 14.2 % 13.74
Syria 2020 9 % 8.2
Afghanistan 2021 13.3 % 11.2
Bhutan 2020 5 % 2.7
Brunei 2020 7.4 % 6.8
Mauritius 2Q/22 8.1 % 8.7