11.6% of Saudis unemployed

Updated 17 August 2016
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11.6% of Saudis unemployed

RIYADH: The unemployment rate of Saudis, aged 15 or above, is 11.6 percent, slightly more than the rate of the second half of 2015 which was 11.5 percent. The General Authority for Statistics published on its website the results of the survey of the workforce which shows a rise in the number of Saudi workforce to 5,661,554. The survey shows that most Saudi workforce is in the 20-39 age bracket, about 65 percent, of which 36 percent hold bachelor degrees or their equivalent.
The highest percentage of unemployed among Saudis in terms of level of education is among holders of the bachelor degree, at 54 percent.


Major developments to follow Hodeidah airport liberation: Coalition Spokesperson

Updated 8 min 30 sec ago
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Major developments to follow Hodeidah airport liberation: Coalition Spokesperson

RIYADH: The Spokesperson for Saudi-led Arab coalition forces in Yemen Col. Turki Al-Maliki said that work is in progress with the Yemeni government to r stabilize Hodeidah as soon as possible.

In statements to Al Arabiya News Channel, Wednesday, the spokesman said great developments will happen in Hodaidah when its airport is fully liberated.
Al-Maliki noted that the coalition is exploring all means to to persuade Iran backed Houthi militias to accept the political solution tabled by the UN.

Col. Turki also pointed that there are no human losses reported in the Hodiadah offensive to liberate the airport so far. However, Al-Maliki said Houthis are using civilians as human shields which is against international laws.

“Houthis are preventing civilians from leaving Hodeidah and are using them as human shields in the battle.”

Al-Maliki said the coalition has offered assurances to the international community that it will protect civilians, adding that the coalition has finalized plans to rehabilitate Hodeidah and its vital installations once the war is over.