Saudi Arabia Labour Force Participation Rate

2016 - 2023 | Quarterly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Saudi Arabia Labour Force Participation Rate

  • Saudi Arabia Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 61.7 % in Mar 2023, compared with 61.5 % in the previous quarter.
  • Saudi Arabia Labour Force Participation Rate is updated quarterly, available from Jun 2016 to Mar 2023, with an average rate of 58.3 % .
  • The data reached the an all-time high of 61.7 % in Mar 2023 and a record low of 54.2 % in Jun 2017.
  • Saudi Arabia Labour Force Participation Rate is reported by reported by CEIC Data.
  • In the latest reports, Saudi Arabia Population reached 32.2 million people in Dec 2022.
  • Unemployment Rate of Saudi Arabia increased to 5.1 % in Mar 2023.
  • The country's Monthly Earnings stood at 753.9 USD in Dec 2018.

View Saudi Arabia's Labour Force Participation Rate from Jun 2016 to Mar 2023 in the chart:

Saudi Arabia Labour Force Participation Rate

What was Saudi Arabia's Labour Force Participation Rate in Mar 2023?

Saudi Arabia Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 61.7 % in Mar 2023, compared with 61.5 % in the previous quarter. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
61.7 Mar 2023 61.5 Dec 2022 54.2 Jun 2017 61.7 Mar 2023 % quarterly Jun 2016 - Mar 2023

Labour Force Participation Rate by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 64.5 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2023
Algeria (%) 41.7 2018 yearly 2003 - 2018
Argentina (%) 60.2 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Armenia (%) 61.0 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2023
Australia (%) 67.4 Dec 2023 monthly Feb 1978 - Dec 2023
Austria (%) 77.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2021 - Jun 2022
Azerbaijan (%) 66.3 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Bahrain (%) 71.7 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Bangladesh (%) 58.8 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Belarus (%) 86.8 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Belgium (%) 70.6 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2023
Bolivia (%) 77.7 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2015 - Sep 2022
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 47.6 2022 yearly 2006 - 2022
Botswana (%) 65.0 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Brazil (%) 62.2 Dec 2023 monthly Mar 2012 - Dec 2023
Brunei (%) 64.2 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Bulgaria (%) 56.1 Sep 2023 quarterly Jun 2000 - Sep 2023
Cambodia (%) 87.4 2020 yearly 2020 - 2020
Canada (%) 64.5 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 1976 - Jan 2024
Chile (%) 61.8 Dec 2023 monthly Mar 2009 - Dec 2023
China (%) 66.9 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Colombia (%) 63.8 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2001 - Dec 2023
Croatia (%) 52.2 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2007 - Jun 2023
Cyprus (%) 65.6 Jun 2023 quarterly Jun 1999 - Jun 2023
Czech Republic (%) 60.2 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2023
Denmark (%) 71.7 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2023
Ecuador (%) 65.6 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 2013 - Dec 2023
Egypt (%) 42.7 2022 yearly 2009 - 2022
Estonia (%) 67.0 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2023
European Union (%) 74.6 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Finland (%) 67.3 Jan 2024 monthly May 2004 - Jan 2024
France (%) 73.8 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2003 - Sep 2023
Georgia (%) 51.9 2022 yearly 1998 - 2022
Germany (%) 55.8 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2007 - Sep 2023
Ghana (%) 68.8 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Greece (%) 59.8 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2004 - Dec 2023
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 57.3 Dec 2023 monthly Dec 1981 - Dec 2023
Hungary (%) 67.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2023
Iceland (%) 78.1 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2023
India (%) 42.4 2023 yearly 1990 - 2023
Indonesia (%) 69.5 Aug 2023 semiannually Feb 2005 - Aug 2023
Iran (%) 41.0 Dec 2022 quarterly Jun 2018 - Dec 2022
Ireland (%) 65.8 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2023
Israel (%) 62.7 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2012 - Dec 2023
Italy (%) 48.2 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2004 - Dec 2020
Ivory Coast (%) 65.5 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Japan (%) 62.8 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1968 - Dec 2023
Jordan (%) 39.7 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Kazakhstan (%) 68.8 Sep 2023 quarterly Jun 2001 - Sep 2023
Kenya (%) 74.4 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
South Korea (%) 63.8 Dec 2023 monthly Jun 1999 - Dec 2023
Kosovo (%) 39.5 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2023
Kuwait (%) 71.5 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan (%) 60.1 2022 yearly 1994 - 2022
Laos (%) 58.9 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Latvia (%) 69.1 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2002 - Sep 2023
Lebanon (%) 46.9 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Lithuania (%) 63.6 Dec 2023 quarterly Jun 1998 - Dec 2023
Luxembourg (%) 54.9 2022 yearly 2000 - 2022
Macau SAR, China (%) 68.0 Dec 2023 monthly Sep 1996 - Dec 2023
North Macedonia (%) 52.4 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2023 - Jun 2023
Malawi (%) 67.6 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Malaysia (%) 70.2 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2010 - Dec 2023
Malta (%) 82.7 Sep 2023 quarterly Dec 2000 - Sep 2023
Mauritius (%) 58.4 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2023
Mexico (%) 60.4 Sep 2023 monthly Jan 2005 - Sep 2023
Moldova (%) 45.4 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2015 - Jun 2023
Mongolia (%) 57.9 Jun 2023 quarterly Sep 2006 - Jun 2023
Montenegro (%) 66.5 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2023
Morocco (%) 44.8 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2023
Mozambique (%) 78.5 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Myanmar (%) 59.4 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Nepal (%) 40.0 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Netherlands (%) 73.3 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2023
New Zealand (%) 72.2 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1986 - Dec 2023
Nigeria (%) 58.9 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Norway (%) 65.3 2022 yearly 1989 - 2022
Oman (%) 67.2 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Pakistan (%) 32.3 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 44.4 Sep 2023 quarterly Jun 2002 - Sep 2023
Panama (%) 60.4 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Paraguay (%) 70.8 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2023
Peru (%) 72.4 2022 yearly 2001 - 2022
Philippines (%) 60.1 Jul 2023 quarterly Jul 2003 - Jul 2023
Poland (%) 58.2 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2010 - Jun 2023
Portugal (%) 61.0 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2023
Qatar (%) 87.7 2022 yearly 2006 - 2022
Romania (%) 51.5 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2023
Russia (%) 63.0 Sep 2023 monthly Aug 2009 - Sep 2023
Saudi Arabia (%) 61.7 Mar 2023 quarterly Jun 2016 - Mar 2023
Serbia (%) 55.8 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2023
Singapore (%) 70.0 2022 yearly 1991 - 2022
Slovakia (%) 61.7 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2021 - Jun 2023
Slovenia (%) 58.7 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2023
South Africa (%) 60.2 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2023
Spain (%) 59.0 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 1976 - Dec 2023
Sri Lanka (%) 48.8 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2023
Sudan (%) 48.8 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Sweden (%) 74.0 Dec 2023 monthly Apr 2005 - Dec 2023
Switzerland (%) 67.7 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2010 - Sep 2023

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) 2.5 2022 yearly 1969 - 2022
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -21,866.667 2023 yearly 1969 - 2023
National Government Debt (USD mn) 273,066.7 2023 yearly 2004 - 2023
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 24.8 Sep 2023 quarterly Dec 2016 - Sep 2023
Forecast: Government Expenditure (SAR bn) 1,344.120 2028 yearly 1990 - 2028
Forecast: Government Net Debt (SAR bn) 806.352 2028 yearly 1991 - 2028
Forecast: Government Revenue (SAR bn) 1,374.230 2028 yearly 1991 - 2028
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 5.415 2028 yearly 1980 - 2028
Trade Balance (USD mn) 221,307.4 2022 yearly 1957 - 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 26,268.1 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2015 - Dec 2023
Total Exports Growth (%) -9.7 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2016 - Dec 2023
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 3,177,047.652 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 545,269.271 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 22,592.765 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Total Imports (USD mn) 16,094.5 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2023
Total Imports Growth (%) -7.1 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2006 - Dec 2023
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 5,358,995.860 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 2,078,407.217 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 1,345.368 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2017 - Dec 2023
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 1,305.212 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2023
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 3,884.679 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2017 - Dec 2023
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 3,385.876 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1981 - Dec 2023
Exports: Value: Non Oil (SAR mn) 19,555.77 Apr 2018 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2018
Exports: Value: Oil (SAR mn) 68,943.34 Apr 2018 monthly May 2016 - Apr 2018
Exports: Value: Crude Petroleum (SAR mn) 513,181.000 2017 yearly 1953 - 2017
Exports: Value: Petroleum Products (SAR mn) 125,222.000 2017 yearly 1970 - 2017
Exports: ow USA (SAR mn) 5,045.130 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2017 - Dec 2023
Exports: ow China (SAR mn) 14,567.547 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2017 - Dec 2023
Exports: Value (SAR mn) 98,505.349 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2015 - Dec 2023
Exports: India (SAR mn) 8,675.473 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2017 - Dec 2023
Exports: South Korea (SAR mn) 8,646.712 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2017 - Dec 2023
Imports: HS: Value: Hides and Skins, Wood, Cardboard and Articles (HW) (SAR mn) 19,501.133 2022 yearly 1970 - 2022
Imports: HS: Value: Foodstuffs (SAR mn) 112,047.733 2022 yearly 1970 - 2022
Imports: HS: Value: Pearls, Precious & Semi Precious Stones, Precious Metals, Ar... (SAR mn) 27,956.980 2022 yearly 1970 - 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 4,968.2 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 4,623.3 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 1.9 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 2,130.7 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.8 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 1,690.650 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.6 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2023
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 6.924 2028 yearly 1980 - 2028
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 786,058.406 2022 yearly 2007 - 2022
BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities: Debt Securities (USD mn) 616.607 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2018 - Sep 2023
BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities: Equity (USD mn) 1,074.043 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2018 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: FA: Other Investment: Assets (USD mn) 5,760.648 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Secondary Income (USD mn) -11,814.294 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: FA: Other Investment (USD mn) 485.458 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: FA: Portfolio Investment: Assets (USD mn) 4,745.886 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Debit (USD mn) 23,560.847 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: FA: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) 1,690.650 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: FA: Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 3,055.235 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: Errors and Omissions (USD mn) -1,431.054 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: FA: Other Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) 5,275.189 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: FA: Reserve Assets (USD mn) -3,715.950 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: Financial Account (FA) (USD mn) 1,967.752 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Credit (USD mn) 80,150.973 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 7,228.677 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) 5,224.457 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: FA: Direct Investment (USD mn) 2,460.004 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Credit (USD mn) 8,037.941 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: FA: Direct Investment: Assets (USD mn) 4,590.724 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income (USD mn) 2,004.220 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Goods (USD mn) 29,956.301 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Services (USD mn) -15,522.906 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Debit (USD mn) 50,194.672 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2023
IIP: Assets (SAR mn) 5,089,341.035 2022 yearly 2007 - 2022
IIP: Liabilities (SAR mn) 2,141,622.012 2022 yearly 2007 - 2022
International Investment Position (IIP) (SAR mn) 2,947,719.023 2022 yearly 2007 - 2022
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 1.6 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2009 - Sep 2023
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 11.5 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2003 - Jun 2023
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 406,457.379 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1993 - Dec 2023
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 636,875.892 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1993 - Dec 2023
M2 Growth (%) 9.4 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1994 - Dec 2023
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 7.0 Jan 2024 monthly Mar 1980 - Jan 2024
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 411,867.1 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2001 - Dec 2023
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 38.475 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2003 - Jun 2023
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 27.5 2022 yearly 1957 - 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 432.934 Jan 2024 monthly Dec 1957 - Jan 2024
Total Deposits (USD mn) 659,588.892 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1993 - Dec 2023
Total Deposits Growth (%) 7.8 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1994 - Dec 2023
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 279,406.0 Feb 2018 monthly Oct 1983 - Feb 2018
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 21.6 Dec 2017 quarterly Mar 1969 - Dec 2017
Credit to Households (USD bn) 141.539 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2023
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 784.520 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2023
Household Debt (USD mn) 125,038.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2023
Total Loans (USD mn) 688,986.169 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1997 - Dec 2023
Total Loans Growth (%) 9.99 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1998 - Dec 2023
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 58.31 Jun 2023 quarterly Dec 2003 - Jun 2023
Base Money (SAR mn) 376,913.921 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2000 - Dec 2023
Monetary Survey: Liabilities: Money & Quasi Money (SAR mn) 2,685,343.226 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1993 - Dec 2023
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1 (SAR mn) 1,524,215.172 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1993 - Dec 2023
Money Supply: M3: M2 (SAR mn) 2,388,284.596 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1993 - Dec 2023
Official Reserve Assets: Foreign Currency and Deposits Abroad (SAR mn) 558,754.404 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2001 - Dec 2023
Official Reserve Assets (SAR mn) 1,646,126.250 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Jan 2024
Official Reserve Assets: Gold (SAR mn) 1,623.503 Feb 2019 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2019
Banks Deposits (SAR mn) 2,473,458.345 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1993 - Dec 2023

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