The Saudi unemployment rate fell to 10.1% in the first quarter of 2022.

Statistics Saudi Arabia reported a decline in the unemployment rate among citizens to 10.1% compared to the end of the fourth quarter of 2021, with the unemployment rate for men reaching 5.1% and for women 20.2%.

The authorities said that based on the Labor Force Survey estimate, the overall labor force unemployment rate reached 6% in the first quarter of 2022, compared to 6.9% in the fourth quarter of 2021.

The authorities indicated that there has been a significant increase in the participation rate of Saudi women in the labor market in recent years, reaching 33.6% in early 2022.

The employment rate of the working age population for Saudis was 45.1%, with a distribution between 62.7% for males and 26.8% for females.

Source: “Earlier”

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