Saudi Arabia: Youth unemployment

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 Saudi Arabia

Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

 Latest value 23.77
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 27.68
 Min - Max 21.26 - 35.01
 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 27.68 percent with a minimum of 21.26 percent in 1999 and a maximum of 35.01 percent in 2006. The latest value from 2022 is 23.77 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 176 countries is 16.72 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

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




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.


 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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