Saudi Arabia Unemployment Rate

2012 - 2020 | Quarterly | % | CEIC Data

Saudi Arabia Unemployment Rate increased to 8.98 % in Jun 2020, from the previously reported number of 5.67 % in Mar 2020. Saudi Arabia Unemployment Rate is updated quarterly, available from Mar 2012 to Jun 2020, with an average rate of 5.72 %. The data reached an all-time high of 8.98 % in Jun 2020 and a record low of 5.44 % in Dec 2012. The data is reported by reported by CEIC Data.

In the latest reports, Saudi Arabia Population reached 34.22 million people in Dec 2019. Monthly Earnings of Saudi Arabia stood at 753.92 USD in Dec 2018. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 59.40 % in Jun 2020.

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Saudi Arabia Unemployment Rate

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Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
8.98 Jun 2020 5.67 Mar 2020 5.44 Dec 2012 8.98 Jun 2020 % quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 11.80 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Algeria (%) 11.70 Sep 2017 quarterly Jun 2014 - Sep 2017
Argentina (%) 13.10 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2002 - Jun 2020
Armenia (%) 18.10 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Australia (%) 7.00 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 1978 - Oct 2020
Austria (%) 5.52 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 6.94 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 5.30 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Belarus (%) 0.20 Jan 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - Jan 2021
Belgium (%) 5.20 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1983 - Sep 2020
Bolivia (%) 3.40 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 15.70 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Botswana (%) 18.72 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Brazil (%) 14.20 Jan 2021 monthly Mar 2012 - Jan 2021
Brunei (%) 8.37 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Bulgaria (%) 5.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Cambodia (%) 0.10 2017 yearly 2007 - 2017
Canada (%) 8.90 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1976 - Oct 2020
Chile (%) 11.60 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2009 - Oct 2020
China (%) 4.24 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
Colombia (%) 15.77 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Sep 2020
Croatia (%) 9.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Cyprus (%) 8.00 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Sep 2020
Czech Republic (%) 2.79 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2020
Denmark (%) 5.80 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2007 - Oct 2020
Ecuador (%) 4.96 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2013 - Dec 2020
Egypt (%) 7.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
Estonia (%) 7.70 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1989 - Sep 2020
European Union (%) 6.20 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2020
Finland (%) 8.20 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1988 - Dec 2020
France (%) 8.00 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1975 - Dec 2020
Georgia (%) 11.57 2019 yearly 1991 - 2019
Germany (%) 4.50 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1991 - Sep 2020
Ghana (%) 4.51 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Greece (%) 16.80 Aug 2020 monthly Apr 1998 - Aug 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 6.40 Oct 2020 monthly Oct 1981 - Oct 2020
Hungary (%) 4.30 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Oct 2020
Iceland (%) 5.60 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Sep 2020
India (%) 7.11 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Indonesia (%) 7.07 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Iran (%) 10.60 Mar 2020 quarterly Jun 2001 - Mar 2020
Ireland (%) 7.30 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Israel (%) 4.71 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2012 - Oct 2020
Italy (%) 8.99 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1983 - Dec 2020
Ivory Coast (%) 3.50 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Japan (%) 3.00 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1953 - Sep 2020
Jordan (%) 23.00 May 2020 quarterly Feb 2000 - May 2020
Kazakhstan (%) 5.00 Jul 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Jul 2020
Kenya (%) 2.98 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
South Korea (%) 4.00 Feb 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Feb 2021
Kosovo (%) 29.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2020
Kuwait (%) 2.09 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan (%) 5.50 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Laos (%) 0.95 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Latvia (%) 8.00 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Lebanon (%) 11.35 2018 yearly 2004 - 2018
Lithuania (%) 10.40 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Luxembourg (%) 6.28 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2020
Macau SAR, China (%) 2.70 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 1996 - Jan 2021
North Macedonia (%) 16.14 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Malawi (%) 6.60 2013 yearly 2005 - 2013
Malaysia (%) 5.40 May 2020 monthly Jan 2016 - May 2020
Malta (%) 4.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Sep 2020
Mauritius (%) 7.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
Mexico (%) 3.26 Mar 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2020
Moldova (%) 4.22 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2020
Mongolia (%) 7.57 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2006 - Dec 2020
Montenegro (%) 19.00 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Morocco (%) 12.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Mozambique (%) 3.24 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Myanmar (%) 1.79 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Nepal (%) 4.44 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 3.80 Mar 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2020
New Zealand (%) 4.90 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1986 - Dec 2020
Nigeria (%) 27.11 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Norway (%) 5.20 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1989 - Sep 2020
Oman (%) 2.80 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2018 - Oct 2020
Pakistan (%) 5.79 2018 yearly 1980 - 2018
Palestinian Territory (%) 23.40 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Panama (%) 7.10 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Paraguay (%) 8.16 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Peru (%) 16.43 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2001 - Oct 2020
Philippines (%) 10.00 Jul 2020 quarterly Jul 1982 - Jul 2020
Poland (%) 6.10 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Oct 2020
Portugal (%) 7.50 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 1998 - Oct 2020
Qatar (%) 0.10 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Romania (%) 5.70 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Feb 2021
Russia (%) 6.35 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1994 - Sep 2020
Saudi Arabia (%) 8.98 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Serbia (%) 9.90 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Singapore (%) 3.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1987 - Sep 2020
Slovakia (%) 7.35 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2006 - Oct 2020
Slovenia (%) 5.10 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1997 - Dec 2020
South Africa (%) 32.50 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Spain (%) 16.13 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 1976 - Dec 2020
Sri Lanka (%) 5.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2012 - Dec 2020
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Switzerland (%) 5.01 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1991 - Dec 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -4.5 2019 yearly 1969 - 2019
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -35,359.733 2019 yearly 1969 - 2019
National Government Debt (USD mn) 180,780.0 2019 yearly 2004 - 2019
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 31.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2016 - Sep 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (SAR bn) 1,056.730 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (SAR bn) 1,130.560 2026 yearly 1991 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (SAR bn) 1,050.470 2026 yearly 1991 - 2026
Public Debt (SAR mn) 69,839.000 2019 yearly 2004 - 2019
SA: Revenue: Social Contributions (SAR mn) 0.000 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 2.199 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) 43,994.5 2020 yearly 1957 - 2020
Total Exports (USD mn) 19,183.2 Jan 2021 monthly May 2016 - Jan 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) -28.1 Nov 2020 monthly May 2017 - Nov 2020
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 1,774,883.114 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 464,264.406 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 34,367.483 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 11,050.5 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Oct 2020
Total Imports Growth (%) 20.7 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Jan 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 4,635,344.723 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 1,177,153.402 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 547.113 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 2017 - Nov 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 1,059.293 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Sep 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 3,607.156 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2017 - Dec 2020
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 2,565.948 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Jan 2021
Exports: Value: Oil (SAR mn) 68,943.34 Apr 2018 monthly May 2016 - Apr 2018
Exports: Value: Non Oil (SAR mn) 19,555.77 Apr 2018 monthly Jan 2005 - 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: Value (SAR mn) 71,936.948 Jan 2021 monthly May 2016 - Jan 2021
Exports: Value: North America: USA (SAR mn) 49,023.785 2019 yearly 1984 - 2019
Exports: Value: Asia: Japan (SAR mn) 100,365.057 2019 yearly 1984 - 2019
Exports: Value: Asia: India (SAR mn) 100,703.191 2019 yearly 1984 - 2019
Exports: Value: Asia: China Mainland (SAR mn) 179,668.870 2019 yearly 1984 - 2019
Exports: Value: Asia: South Korea (SAR mn) 78,155.019 2019 yearly 1984 - 2019
Imports: Harmonized System (HS): Value (SAR mn) 492,577.539 2020 yearly 1952 - 2020
Imports: HS: Value: Hides and Skins, Wood, Cardboard and Articles (HW) (SAR mn) 13,011.213 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Imports: HS: Value: Pearls, Precious & Semi Precious Stones, Precious Metals, Ar... (SAR mn) 7,127.428 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Imports: HS: Value: Foodstuffs (SAR mn) 77,977.472 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Imports: HS: Value: Transport Equipment (SAR mn) 79,130.376 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Imports: HS: Value: MC: Mineral Products (SAR mn) 17,703.433 2020 yearly 1983 - 2020
Imports: Value: North America: USA (SAR mn) 71,023.803 2019 yearly 1984 - 2019
Imports: Value: European Union: Germany (SAR mn) 27,649.273 2019 yearly 1984 - 2019
Imports: Value: Asia: Japan (SAR mn) 25,366.866 2019 yearly 1984 - 2019
Imports: Value: Asia: China Mainland (SAR mn) 105,571.329 2019 yearly 1984 - 2019
Imports: Value: Asia: South Korea (SAR mn) 15,504.763 2019 yearly 1984 - 2019
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 3,102.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 2,321.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 1.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,033.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 10,848.072 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -12.192 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 622,705.639 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) 2,988.081 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Goods (USD mn) 15,581.509 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Credit (USD mn) 2,157.571 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Services (USD mn) -11,539.899 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
BoP: USD: Errors and Omissions (USD mn) 864.901 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
BoP: USD: FA: Reserve Assets (USD mn) 6,055.014 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Debit (USD mn) 13,697.470 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Credit (USD mn) 48,209.067 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Secondary Income (USD mn) -10,455.248 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 12,751.034 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Debit (USD mn) 32,627.557 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income (USD mn) 9,762.953 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
BoP: USD: Financial Account (FA) (USD mn) 3,885.150 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
BoP: USD: FA: Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,231.180 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
BoP: USD: FA: Direct Investment: Assets (USD mn) 3,102.668 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
BoP: USD: FA: Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 7,451.363 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
BoP: USD: FA: Portfolio Investment: Assets (USD mn) 18,299.436 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
BoP: USD: FA: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) 10,848.072 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
BoP: USD: FA: Other Investment (USD mn) -10,852.408 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
BoP: USD: FA: Other Investment: Assets (USD mn) -6,916.866 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
BoP: USD: FA: Other Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) 3,935.542 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
International Investment Position (IIP) (SAR mn) 2,335,146.144 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
IIP: Liabilities (SAR mn) 2,006,337.811 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
IIP: Assets (SAR mn) 4,341,483.955 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 2.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2009 - Sep 2020
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 13.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2003 - Sep 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 399,843.551 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Feb 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 519,679.456 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Feb 2021
M2 Growth (%) 8.8 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Feb 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 7.0 Jan 2021 monthly Mar 1980 - Jan 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 428,841.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 63.015 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2003 - Dec 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 38.3 2019 yearly 1957 - 2019
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 432.934 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1957 - Feb 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 10.2 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Feb 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 521,850.838 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Feb 2021
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) 99.419 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 509.288 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2020
Household Debt (USD mn) 102,298.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Total Loans (USD mn) 481,834.768 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Jan 2021
Total Loans Growth (%) 15.93 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 60.19 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2003 - Sep 2020
Base Money (SAR mn) 353,248.239 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2021
Monetary Survey: Liabilities: Money & Quasi Money (SAR mn) 2,161,195.527 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Feb 2021
Money Supply: M3: M2 (SAR mn) 1,948,797.958 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Feb 2021
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1 (SAR mn) 1,499,413.317 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Feb 2021
Official Reserve Assets (SAR mn) 1,654,867.839 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2021
Official Reserve Assets: Gold (SAR mn) 1,623.503 Feb 2019 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2019
Official Reserve Assets: Foreign Currency and Deposits Abroad (SAR mn) 486,008.729 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2021
Bank Loans: Consumer (SAR mn) 365,247.531 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020

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