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Unemployed population (aged 15 years and over) by nationality (Saudi/ non-Saudi), sex and education status (2006; 2009; 2012)

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Education Status     Saudi     Non-Saudi     Total  
  year Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
  2.006 4.370 143 4.513 869 0 869 5.239 143 5.382
Illiterate 2.009 850 141 991 145 262 407 995 403 1.398
  2.012 288 702 990 457 0 457 745 702 1.447
  2.006 8.658 90 8.748 4.571 337 4.908 13.229 427 13.656
Read and Write 2.009 3.235 0 3.235 1.041 0 1.041 4.276 0 4.276
  2.012 3.051 606 3.657 847 343 1.190 3.898 949 4.847
  2.006 56.306 1.538 57.844 3.581 374 3.955 59.887 1.912 61.799
Primary 2.009 29.107 348 29.455 800 157 957 29.907 505 30.412
  2.012 25.290 1.864 27.154 3.883 0 3.883 29.173 1.864 31.037
  2.006 67.782 2.858 70.640 5.908 354 6.262 73.690 3.212 76.902
Intermediate 2.009 42.875 1.613 44.488 2.010 314 2.324 44.885 1.927 46.812
  2.012 41.030 5.577 46.607 3.270 605 3.875 44.300 6.182 50.482
Secondary or  2.006 98.544 34.121 132.665 6.750 3.825 10.575 105.294 37.946 143.240
Equivalent 2.009 99.019 16.292 115.311 4.289 1.773 6.062 103.308 18.065 121.373
  2.012 122.943 55.496 178.439 5.749 1.442 7.191 128.692 56.938 185.630
  2.006 23.740 21.233 44.973 834 450 1.284 24.574 21.683 46.257
Diploma 2.009 31.168 24.707 55.875 977 0 977 32.145 24.707 56.852
  2.012 43.536 25.783 69.319 1.150 584 1.734 44.686 26.367 71.053
  2.006 33.505 115.504 149.009 3.642 1.391 5.033 37.147 116.895 154.042
Bachelor Degree 2.009 41.563 156.826 198.389 1.118 1.576 2.694 42.681 158.402 201.083
  2.012 32.803 227.264 260.067 4.979 3.199 8.178 37.782 230.463 268.245
  2.006 0 623 623 0 0 0 0 623 623
Master Degree 2.009 345 458 803 0 0 0 345 458 803
  2.012 734 1.464 2.198 0 0 0 734 1.464 2.198
  2.006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Doctorate  2.009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2.012 0 0 0 310 0 310 310 0 310
  2.006 292.905 176.110 469.015 26.155 6.731 32.886 319.060 182.841 501.901
Total 2.009 248.162 200.385 448.547 10.380 4.082 14.462 258.542 204.467 463.009
  2.012 269.675 318.756 588.431 20.645 6.173 26.818 290.320 324.929 615.249

Source: Labour Force Surveys, 2006; 2009; 2012 (Round 1).

 

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

ManpowerSurveys Sampling frame Sample size(households)  
Reference period
2006 Census2004 23.000 May  2006
2009 23.000 July 24th-August 22nd, 2009
2012  R1 Census 2010 29.000 January 25th-February 17th, 2012

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

 

Classification used for education statuses is ISCED.

 

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.

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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