Saudi unemployment 12.8% in 2Q 2017

The total number of Saudi job-seekers was 1,075,933, of whom 216,352 were men and 859,581 women.
Updated 02 October 2017
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Saudi unemployment 12.8% in 2Q 2017

RIYADH: Saudi unemployment in the second quarter of 2017 stood at 12.8 percent, according to the General Authority for Statistics.
The unemployment rate was 7.4 percent for men and 33.1 percent for women.
The rate for the total population, including non-Saudis, was 6 percent — 3.3 percent for men and 22.9 percent for women.
The total number of employees was 13,841,158, down slightly from 13,889,137 in the first quarter of 2017.
The total number of Saudi job-seekers was 1,075,933, of whom 216,352 were men and 859,581 women.
The highest percentage of Saudi job-seekers was in the age group 25-29 years, at 34.2 percent. Half of Saudi job-seekers are university graduates.


Saudi air defenses destroy Houthi drone targeting Najran airport

Updated 23 May 2019
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Saudi air defenses destroy Houthi drone targeting Najran airport

  • Al-Maliki said the Houthis “attacked a civilian airport” and warned of a “response”
  • On Monday, the forces also intercepted and destroyed two missiles launched by the Houthis targeting Makkah and Jeddah

RIYADH: The Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces destroyed a bomb-laden drone launched by the Houthis towards Najran airport, Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday. 

Arab coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the drone was intercepted and destroyed at 1.46 p.m. on Thursday. 

Al-Maliki said the Houthis “attacked a civilian airport” and warned of a “response”.

On Monday, the forces also intercepted two missiles over Makkah province, which were launched by the Houthis. Reports said the missiles were aimed at Makkah and Jeddah.

Houthi militants also tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab coalition said on Tuesday.