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.


King Salman promotes, appoints judges, government officials

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King Salman promotes, appoints judges, government officials

RIYADH: King Salman issued a royal order on Sunday, promoting or appointing 10 new judges at the Ministry of Justice and 32 at the Board of Grievances.
Justice Minister Sheikh Dr. Walid bin Mohammed Al-Samaani and President of the Board of Grievances and Administrative Judiciary Council Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Yusuf both thanked King Salman for his continued support for the judiciary.
On Saturday evening, King Salman had issued a royal decree appointing new government officials.
In accordance with that decree, Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Ohali was became governor of the General Authority for Military Industries; Dr. Hatem bin Hasan bin Hamza Al-Marzouki was appointed deputy minister of education for universities, research, and innovation; Dr. Saad bin Saud bin Majid Al-Fuhaid was appointed as an assistant to the minister of education; Mohammed bin Nasser bin Ali Al-Jasser was appointed as an assistant to the minister of labor and social development; Dr. Ahmad bin Salim bin Mohammed Al-Ameri was appointed as director of Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University; Dr. Mohammed bin Yahya bin Gharama Al-Shehri was appointed director of the Northern Border University; Abdulrahman bin Ahmed bin Hamdan Al-Harbi was appointed as governor of the General Authority for Foreign Trade; and Dr. Inas bint Suleiman bin Mohammed Al-Issa was appointed as director of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University.
Dr. Tawfiq bin Adul Aziz Al-Sudairi, meanwhile, was relieved of his position as deputy minister for Islamic affairs, dawah and guidance.