Saudi Arabia: Unemployment rate

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 Saudi Arabia

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 4.43
 Reference Q4 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability Q2 2016 - Q4 2023
 Average 6.01
 Min - Max 4.43 - 8.98
 Source General Authority for Statistics of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
For that indicator, we provide data for Saudi Arabia from Q2 2016 to Q4 2023. The average value for Saudi Arabia during that period was 6.01 percent with a minimum of 4.43 percent in Q4 2023 and a maximum of 8.98 percent in Q2 2020. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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Saudi Arabia - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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Saudi Arabia - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 2016-2023
Measure: percent
Source: General Authority for Statistics of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents 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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