GASTAT: Saudi unemployment decreased to 11% in Q4 of 2021

Wednesday 1443/8/27 - 2022/03/30
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Riyadh, March 30, 2022, SPA -- Based on estimates of the General Authority for Statistics’ (GASTAT) Labor Force Survey, the unemployment rate among Saudis was 11.0% in the fourth quarter of 2021, down 0.3 percentage points (pp) from Q3/2021, and lower by 1.6 pp when compared to a year ago in Q4/2020.
Among males, the job growth kept pace with increases in the participation rate, pushing the unemployment rate down 0.7 pp to 5.2%.
The unemployment rate of female youth rose 2.4 pp to 25.2% in the fourth quarter of 2021.
The labor force participation rate of the total working age population (Saudis and non-Saudis 15 years and above) edged up 0.3 pp to 61.5%, while the Saudi labor force participation increases to 51.5%.
The GASTAT released today the "Labor Market Statistics Q4, 2021, on its official website.
--SPA
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