Saudi Arabia Unemployment Rate

2012 - 2021 | Quarterly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Saudi Arabia Unemployment Rate

  • Saudi Arabia Unemployment Rate increased to 6.86% in Dec 2021, from the previously reported figure of 6.59% in Sep 2021.
  • Saudi Arabia Unemployment Rate is updated quarterly, available from Mar 2012 to Dec 2021, with an average rate of 5.73%.
  • 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 35.01 million people in Dec 2020.


View Saudi Arabia's Unemployment Rate from Mar 2012 to Dec 2021 in the chart:

Saudi Arabia Unemployment Rate

What was Saudi Arabia's Unemployment Rate in Dec 2021?

Saudi Arabia Unemployment Rate increased to 6.86% in Dec 2021, from the previously reported figure of 6.59% in Sep 2021. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
6.86 Dec 2021 6.59 Sep 2021 5.44 Dec 2012 8.98 Jun 2020 % quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021

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Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 5.30 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
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Bolivia (%) 3.40 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 15.90 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -11.2 2020 yearly 1969 - 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) 19,585.887 2021 yearly 1969 - 2021
National Government Debt (USD mn) 250,136.1 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 30.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2016 - Dec 2021
Forecast: Government Expenditure (SAR bn) 1,124.258 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (SAR bn) 938.404 2027 yearly 1991 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (SAR bn) 1,314.578 2027 yearly 1991 - 2027
Public Debt (SAR mn) 108,753.650 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
SA: Revenue: Social Contributions (SAR mn) 0.000 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 1.504 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 123,329.7 2021 yearly 1957 - 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 37,910.0 Mar 2022 monthly May 2016 - Mar 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 93.2 Mar 2022 monthly May 2017 - Mar 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 1,435,718.499 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 382,032.719 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 23,574.476 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 14,728.1 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 9.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Mar 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 4,160,337.076 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 1,226,033.785 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 2,371.222 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2017 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 1,140.757 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 6,543.368 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2017 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 2,966.434 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Mar 2022
Exports: Value: Oil (SAR mn) 68,943.34 Apr 2018 monthly May 2016 - Apr 2018
Exports: Value: Petroleum Products (SAR mn) 125,222.000 2017 yearly 1970 - 2017
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: South Korea (SAR mn) 13,156.673 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2019 - Mar 2022
Exports: ow China (SAR mn) 24,537.629 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2017 - Mar 2022
Exports: India (SAR mn) 16,086.305 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2019 - Mar 2022
Exports: ow USA (SAR mn) 8,892.083 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2017 - Mar 2022
Exports: Value: Asia: India (SAR mn) 99,965.866 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Exports: Value: North America: USA (SAR mn) 53,516.853 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Exports: Value: Asia: Japan (SAR mn) 102,598.276 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Exports: Value: Asia: South Korea (SAR mn) 87,342.183 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Exports: Value: Asia: China Mainland (SAR mn) 190,911.169 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Imports: Harmonized System (HS): Value (SAR mn) 573,185.147 2021 yearly 1952 - 2021
Imports: HS: Value: Foodstuffs (SAR mn) 87,529.443 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Imports: HS: Value: Transport Equipment (SAR mn) 86,200.976 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Imports: HS: Value: Pearls, Precious & Semi Precious Stones, Precious Metals, Ar... (SAR mn) 20,438.683 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Imports: HS: Value: MC: Mineral Products (SAR mn) 29,301.234 2021 yearly 1983 - 2021
Imports: HS: Value: Hides and Skins, Wood, Cardboard and Articles (HW) (SAR mn) 14,433.571 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Imports: Value: North America: USA (SAR mn) 60,548.791 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Imports: Value: Asia: South Korea (SAR mn) 12,898.789 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Imports: Value: Asia: China Mainland (SAR mn) 113,380.856 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Imports: Value: European Union: Germany (SAR mn) 28,092.772 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Imports: Value: Asia: Japan (SAR mn) 22,732.339 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 4,808.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 20,693.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 9.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,933.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -1,413.173 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 50.530 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 595,682.291 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Secondary Income (USD mn) -11,527.062 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: Errors and Omissions (USD mn) -4,363.242 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 7,610.624 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income (USD mn) 3,375.471 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Debit (USD mn) 24,586.952 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: FA: Reserve Assets (USD mn) -10,121.255 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) 4,235.154 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Services (USD mn) -20,710.100 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: FA: Other Investment: Assets (USD mn) 11,042.710 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: FA: Other Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) 8,308.182 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Credit (USD mn) 85,837.867 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Credit (USD mn) 3,876.851 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: FA: Other Investment (USD mn) 2,734.528 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: FA: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) -1,413.173 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: Financial Account (FA) (USD mn) 15,910.609 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: FA: Direct Investment (USD mn) 2,875.194 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Goods (USD mn) 49,555.143 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: FA: Portfolio Investment: Assets (USD mn) 19,008.969 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: FA: Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 20,422.141 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Debit (USD mn) 36,282.724 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: FA: Direct Investment: Assets (USD mn) 4,808.449 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
IIP: Liabilities (SAR mn) 2,415,258.808 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
International Investment Position (IIP) (SAR mn) 2,233,808.591 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
IIP: Assets (SAR mn) 4,649,067.400 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 2.0 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Sep 2021
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 14.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2003 - Dec 2021
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 420,821.113 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Apr 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 562,306.781 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Apr 2022
M2 Growth (%) 6.7 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Apr 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 7.0 May 2022 monthly Mar 1980 - May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 426,641.1 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 47.588 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2003 - Mar 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 33.7 2021 yearly 1957 - 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 432.945 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1957 - Apr 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 577,765.167 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 9.4 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Apr 2022
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) 128.090 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2021
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 691.458 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 119,437.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 580,414.304 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Apr 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 14.65 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Apr 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 59.52 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2003 - Mar 2022
Base Money (SAR mn) 372,442.675 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2022
Money Supply: M3: M2 (SAR mn) 2,108,650.428 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Apr 2022
Monetary Survey: Liabilities: Money & Quasi Money (SAR mn) 2,396,064.902 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Apr 2022
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1 (SAR mn) 1,578,079.174 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Apr 2022
Official Reserve Assets: Gold (SAR mn) 1,623.503 Feb 2019 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2019
Official Reserve Assets (SAR mn) 1,693,758.510 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Official Reserve Assets: Foreign Currency and Deposits Abroad (SAR mn) 501,558.707 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Banks Deposits (SAR mn) 2,181,943.461 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Apr 2022
Banks Deposits: Demand: Business and Individuals (SAR mn) 1,202,929.386 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Apr 2022
Bank Loans: Consumer (SAR mn) 428,397.085 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021

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