Saudi Arabia: Population by nationality (Saudi/ non-Saudi), sex and relation to labour force (August 2016)
|In the labour force||Out of the labour force||Total|
|Employed||Unemployed||Total||In school or training||Housekeeping||Retired or Over age||Disability or handicap or health reasons||Unwillingness to work||Others||Total|
source: GLMM calculations, based on the published results of Labour Force Survey 2016 (Q3).
1. Technical Notes and Definitions
Sampling frame of LFS 2016 Q3: Population Census 2010.
Sample size: 33,325 households
Reference period: August 2016
Population of reference: All the members of the households selected in the sample, including domestic helpers and the like who
live in one house; Saudi and non-Saudi population,
living in the Kingdom at the time of the survey.
Employed population: People (15+ years old) who did one of the following jobs during the reference period:
1. People who have been working for at least one hour for a salary or a wage (in cash or in kind)
2. People who provided unpaid assistance for others for at least one hour in any type of business or farm owned by one member of the household;
3. People who have been working for at least one hour for others without a wage or a profit (in cash or in kind) as volunteers;
4. People who were temporarily absent from work throughout the week on leave for illness or for any other reason but they were scheduled to resume work.
Workers include the students, job seekers, retirees, housewives, etc., who worked during the week preceding the visit for at least one hour, provided that this does not include household work.
Reference period for employment: The seven days preceding the interview date.
They are the individuals (15 years and over) who, during the reference period:
1. Were workless during the week preceding the household visit;
2. Were seriously looking for work during the four weeks preceding the household visit (followed at least one method to find a job).
Included under this category are those who did not search for work during the four weeks preceding the household visit because of waiting to get work
or set up their own business during the coming period, given that they already have searched for work before the fixed time.
3. People who were able to work and ready to join it when available (i.e., available for work) during the week preceding the household visit.
Economically inactive Population (Outside Labor Force):
People (15+ years old) who are not classified under the labor force (unemployed) because they do not work, do not seek a job, unable to work, or are not ready to work during the survey reference period.
For example: Students, housewives, pensioners who do not work, individuals who are unable to work, individuals who do not want to work and those who do not seek any job for other reasons.
2. Institution which provides data
General Authority for Statistics (GAStat)
3. Data availability
Labour Force Surveys conducted since 1999 are available on the website of GAStat, in Excel and PDF formats.
Last date of access: July 2017.