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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 9.148 3.137 12.285 3.754 219 3.973 12.902 3.356 16.258
24-20 117.344 81.960 199.304 6.461 2.708 9.169 123.805 84.668 208.473
29-25 89.553 135.329 224.882 4.729 1.681 6.410 94.282 137.010 231.292
34-30 34.202 68.338 102.540 2.546 813 3.359 36.748 69.151 105.899
39-35 14.260 22.709 36.969 166 570 736 14.426 23.279 37.705
44-40 2.833 6.414 9.247 1.226 0 1.226 4.059 6.414 10.473
49-45 1.606 496 2.102 382 182 564 1.988 678 2.666
54-50 729 373 1.102 1.271 0 1.271 2.000 373 2.373
59-55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
64-60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
65+ 0 0 0 110 0 110 110 0 110
 Total 269.675 318.756 588.431 15.997 6.831 26.818 285.672 325.587 615.249

source: Labour Force Survey 2012 (Round 1).

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

 

Sampling frame of LFS 2012 Round 1: Population Census 2010.

Sample size: 29 000 households

Reference period: 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

 

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 (https://www.stats.gov.sa/en), 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 (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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