Saudi Arabia: Male labor force participation

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 Saudi Arabia

Male labor force participation rate

 Latest value 80
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2022
 Average 76.69
 Min - Max 71.07 - 80.4
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Saudi Arabia from 1990 to 2022. The average value for Saudi Arabia during that period was 76.69 percent with a minimum of 71.07 percent in 1999 and a maximum of 80.4 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2022 is 80 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 176 countries is 70.00 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Saudi Arabia - Male labor force participation - recent values

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Saudi Arabia - Male labor force participation - historical chart - 1990-2022




The male labor force participation rate is the percent of the male population ages 15 and older who are economically active. That includes the employed people as well as the unemployed people.
Definition: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 15.91 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 5.64 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 19.49 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 2.41 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 23.77 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 59.02 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 18.87 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 27.75 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 80.00 2022 percent
 Employment 15.82 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 5.12 Q3/2023 percent
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