Unemployment Rate in Saudi Arabia decreased to 6 percent in the second quarter of 2018 from 6.10 percent in the first quarter of 2018. Unemployment Rate in Saudi Arabia averaged 5.61 percent from 1999 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 6.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 2006 and a record low of 4.35 percent in the fourth quarter of 1999.

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Saudi Arabia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.00 6.10 6.30 4.35 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 847917.00 826428.00 847917.00 437648.00 [+]
Population 32.61 31.74 32.61 4.04 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 56.20 55.50 56.50 47.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 11168.50 11641.40 11641.40 6167.00 Thousand [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Women 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00 [+]


Saudi Arabia Unemployment Rate

In Saudi Arabia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Saudi Arabia Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Saudi Arabia Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.00 6.10 6.30 4.35 1999 - 2018 percent Quarterly




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