Saudi Arabia Unemployment Rate  1999-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Unemployment Rate in Saudi Arabia decreased to 5.60 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 from 5.70 percent in the third quarter of 2016. Unemployment Rate in Saudi Arabia averaged 5.53 percent from 1999 until 2016, 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 5.60 5.70 6.30 4.35 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 751811.00 699164.00 751811.00 437648.00 [+]
Population 31.74 31.52 31.74 4.04 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 56.50 55.30 56.50 47.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 11067.67 11067.70 11067.70 6167.00 Thousand [+]
Retirement Age Men 62.00 62.00 62.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Women 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00 [+]


Saudi Arabia Unemployment Rate Notes

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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.60 5.70 6.30 4.35 1999 - 2016 percent Quarterly



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Netherlands 5.10 Apr/17
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