Saudi Arabia: Work permits issued by occupation category (2013)
|Occupation of permit holder||2013|
|Managers and Business Managers||17,759|
|Specialists in Scientific, Technical and Humanities Fields||574,031|
|Technicians in Scientific, Technical and Humanities Fields||541,819|
|Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fishing||122,665|
|Industrial, Chemical and Food Industries||213,935|
Source: Ministry of Labour
Classification used for occupations is adapted from ISCO 1988.
2. Data collection methodology
The issuance of the residency and work permits begins with filing an application with the Ministry of Labor.
After its approval, the Ministry of Labor forwards the application to the Ministry of Interior for the issuance of the residency permit.
3. Institution which provides data
Ministry of Labour
4. Data availability
Published in Ministry of Labour’s Statistical Yearbooks
MoL Yearbooks (in Arabic) are available online at http://portal.mol.gov.sa/ar/Statistics/Pages/default.aspx (all issues since 2004)
Last date of access: July 2015.