Unemployed population by nationality (Saudi / non-Saudi) (1999-2013)
source: Labour Force Surveys (1999 to 2002; 2006 to 2009; 2011 to 2013 R1)
1. Technical Notes and Definitions
|1999||Population Census1992||15,000||April 16th-May 16th, 1999|
|2007 R1||Population Census2004||23,000||February 19th-March 20th, 2007|
|2007 R2||23,000||August 15th-September 13th, 2007|
|2008 R1||23,000||February 2008|
|2008 R2||23,000||August 2008|
|2009||23,000||July 24th-August 22nd, 2009|
|2011||Population Census2010||29,000||October 2011|
|2012 R1||29,000||January 25th-February 17th, 2012|
|2013 R1||33,500||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 for 2012.
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.
Date of access: May 2013.