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.


Bahraini crown prince meets Saudi officials in Riyadh

Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa arrived in Riyadh to attend the Ad Diriyah E Prix event. (SPA)
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Bahraini crown prince meets Saudi officials in Riyadh

  • His visit follows an official invitation from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to attend the Ad Diriyah E Prix event

RIYADH: Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa held talks with Saudi officials in Riyadh this week. 

His visit follows an official invitation from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to attend the Ad Diriyah E Prix event.

Prince Salman bin Hamad was received at King Khalid International Airport by Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdul Aziz, deputy governor of Riyadh; Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdul Aziz, minister of the interior; Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, commander of the Royal Guard, chairman of the Supreme Council for Youths and Sports and chairman of Bahrain Olympic Committee; and Shaikh Homoud bin Abdullah Al-Khalifa, Bahraini ambassador to Saudi Arabia. 

Bahrain’s King Hamad was among Gulf leaders who attended the 39th GCC Summit in Riyadh.