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Unemployed population (aged 15 and above) by nationality (Saudi/ non-Saudi), sex and age

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Age Saudis Non-Saudis Total
group Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
19-15 16,305 7,301 23,606 1,247 58 1,305 17,552 7,359 24,911
24-20 123,626 104,591 228,217 2,378 5,634 8,012 126,004 110,225 236,229
29-25 80,552 147,562 228,114 2,904 1,512 4,416 83,456 149,074 232,530
34-30 28,763 73,238 102,001 2,577 1,096 3,673 31,340 74,334 105,674
39-35 10,466 24,697 35,163 945 1,326 2,271 11,411 26,023 37,434
44-40 3,485 5,048 8,533 1,279 1,126 2,405 4,764 6,174 10,938
49-45 824 822 1,646 470 30 500 1,294 852 2,146
54-50 983 0 983 385 0 385 1,368 0 1,368
59-55 421 360 781 0 0 0 421 360 781
64-60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
65+ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Total 265,425 363,619 629,044 12,185 10,782 22,967 277,610 374,401 652,011

source: Labour Force Survey 2013 (Round 1).

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

 

Sampling frame of LFS 2013 Round 1: Population Census 2010.

Sample size: 33500 households

Reference period: January 13th-February 5th, 2013

Population of reference: all individuals (nationals and non-nationals) residing in the Kingdom during the period of reference.

The ultimate sampling unit is the household.

 

(a) Household and household members: A person or group of persons, related or not related, who share housing and food.

Servants, drivers and similar categories are considered to be part of the household if they live in the same housing unit.

 

(b) Unemployed person: A person aged 15 years and over who did not work during the reference week, was able and ready to work and had been actively looking for work during the last four weeks, but did not find any.

Unemployment refers to people who during the reference period: Are without work, available to work and actively seeking work

Reference period for seeking work: The latest full calendar month preceding the period of data collection

Reference period for availability for work: The seven days preceding the period of data collection

 

2. Institution which provides data

 

Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI), Ministry and Economy and Planning

 

3. Data availability

 

Surveys conducted since 1999 are available on the website of the CDSI (http://www.cdsi.gov.sa/), in published form in PDF format. A selection of tables is also available in PDF or Excel format.

https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/814 (website English version) or https://www.stats.gov.sa/ar/814 (website Arabic version). The technical notes and tables of contents are in Arabic and the tables are in both languages.

Date of access:September 2013.

Since 2007, Statistical Yearbooks have introduced a section on “Labour Statistics”, which presents a selection of tables from Manpower Surveys.

https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/46

Date of access: May 2013.

 

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