Saudi Arabia: Youth unemployment

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 Saudi Arabia

Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

 Latest value 15.61
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 27.31
 Min - Max 15.61 - 35.01
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Saudi Arabia from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Saudi Arabia during that period was 27.31 percent with a minimum of 15.61 percent in 2023 and a maximum of 35.01 percent in 2006. The latest value from 2023 is 15.61 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 16.02 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 - Youth unemployment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Saudi Arabia - Youth unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2023




We present the rate of youth unemployment for Saudi Arabia and other countries. Youth unemployment is the percent of 15-24 year olds who are part of the labor force but are unemployed. Recall that the labor force includes the employed and the unemployed people.
Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 16.93 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 5.59 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 14.96 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 2.10 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 15.61 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 61.60 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 22.60 2023 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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