Saudi Arabia: Male unemployment

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 Saudi Arabia

Unemployment rate for males

 Latest value 2.41
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 4.19
 Min - Max 2.41 - 7.46
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Saudi Arabia from 1991 to 2022. The average value for Saudi Arabia during that period was 4.19 percent with a minimum of 2.41 percent in 2022 and a maximum of 7.46 percent in 1992. The latest value from 2022 is 2.41 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 176 countries is 6.83 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 unemployment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Saudi Arabia - Male unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2022




Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 15.91 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 5.59 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 19.49 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 2.41 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 15.61 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 61.60 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 18.87 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 34.51 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 79.92 2023 percent
 Self-employment 6.45 2022 percent
 Employment 15.82 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 5.12 Q3/2023 percent
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