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Unemployed population by nationality (Saudi / non-Saudi) (1999-2013)

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    Saudis     Non-Saudis     TOTAL  
years Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
1999 163,286 65,339 228,625 20,494 4,935 25,429 183,780 70,274 254,054
2000 164,606 75,245 239,851 29,721 4,071 33,792 194,327 79,316 273,643
2001 176,616 76,083 252,699 25,950 2,503 28,453 202,566 78,586 281,152
2002 203,155 100,972 304,127 21,828 2,690 24,518 224,983 103,662 328,645
2006 292,906 176,112 469,018 26,154 6,729 32,883 319,060 182,841 501,901
2007  R1 280,411 164,787 445,198 15,062 3,053 18,115 295,473 167,840 463,313
2007  R2 271,007 182,987 453,994 20,264 5,820 26,084 291,271 188,807 480,078
2008  R1 236,230 163,789 400,019 14,172 3,871 18,043 250,402 167,660 418,062
2008  R2 239,176 177,174 416,350 17,055 4,243 21,298 256,231 181,417 437,648
2009 248,162 200,385 448,547 10,380 4,082 14,462 258,542 204,467 463,009
2011 282,930 302,797 585,727 15,997 6,831 22,828 298,927 309,628 608,555
2012  R1 269,675 318,756 588,431 20,645 6,173 26,818 290,320 324,929 615,249
2012  R2 243,983 358,870 602,853 4,233 446 4,679 248,216 359,316 607,532
2013 R1 265,425 363,619 629,044 12,185 10,782 22,967 277,610 374,401 652,011

R= Round

source: Labour Force Surveys (1999 to 2002; 2006 to 2009; 2011 to 2013 R1)

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

 

  sampling  sample size  
  frame (households) reference period
1999 Population Census1992 15,000 April 16th-May 16th, 1999
2000 15,000 April  2000
2001 15,000 March 2001
2002 15,000 April 2002
2006 23,000 May  2006
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
2012  R2
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.

https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/814

https://www.stats.gov.sa/ar/814

 

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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