Monday, 19 August 2019 01:23 GMT

Saudi unemployment falls at 12.5 percent

(MENAFN) Saudi Arabia achieved a decline in its unemployment rate from January to March 2019, standing at 12.5 percent from 12.7 percent.

General Authority for Statistics (GaStat) unveiled unemployment among males in Saudi Arabia hit 6.6 percent, with the rate among females reaching 31.7 percent during the three-month period.

Meanwhile, GaStat revealed, the unemployment rate of the overall Saudi population during the first quarter plunged to record 5.7 percent from 6 percent.

Rate of economic participation of Saudi citizens during the period registered 42.3 percent, from the 42 percent posted in the past quarter.


Saudi unemployment falls at 12.5 percent

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