Saudi Arabia Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2021

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24 is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Saudi Arabia labor force participation rate for 2019 was 19.06%, a 0.09% decline from 2018.
  • Saudi Arabia labor force participation rate for 2018 was 19.15%, a 0.13% increase from 2017.
  • Saudi Arabia labor force participation rate for 2017 was 19.02%, a 0.24% increase from 2016.
  • Saudi Arabia labor force participation rate for 2016 was 18.78%, a 1.33% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Iceland 77.55%
Netherlands 69.92%
Australia 67.64%
Switzerland 66.47%
Canada 64.65%
New Zealand 63.79%
Qatar 63.68%
Denmark 61.00%
United Kingdom 56.36%
Austria 56.09%
Norway 55.68%
Bahamas 55.38%
Sweden 55.34%
Guam 55.07%
Malta 54.12%
Finland 53.90%
UAE 53.41%
United States 52.37%
Germany 51.40%
Uruguay 48.88%
Japan 48.85%
Channel Islands 48.48%
Ireland 47.02%
Israel 46.85%
Macao 46.61%
New Caledonia 46.42%
Barbados 45.34%
Panama 44.82%
Estonia 44.29%
Singapore 42.44%
Hong Kong 41.59%
Bahrain 41.17%
Trinidad and Tobago 40.04%
Cyprus 39.61%
French Polynesia 39.49%
Argentina 38.44%
Brunei 38.24%
Lithuania 37.61%
France 37.60%
Oman 37.22%
Latvia 36.28%
Poland 35.81%
Slovenia 35.81%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 35.13%
Luxembourg 34.80%
Portugal 34.58%
Croatia 34.07%
Spain 33.55%
Chile 32.39%
Hungary 32.03%
Belgium 30.91%
Slovak Republic 29.77%
Czech Republic 29.71%
South Korea 28.09%
Kuwait 26.27%
Italy 26.04%
Greece 23.40%
Puerto Rico 19.85%
Saudi Arabia 19.06%
Saudi Arabia Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 19.06% -0.09%
2018 19.15% 0.13%
2017 19.02% 0.24%
2016 18.78% 1.33%
2015 17.45% -1.36%
2014 18.81% 0.06%
2013 18.75% 0.45%
2012 18.30% 0.09%
2011 18.21% 1.38%
2010 16.83% 0.98%
2009 15.85% -1.34%
2008 17.19% -0.71%
2007 17.90% -1.66%
2006 19.56% 0.18%
2005 19.38% -0.07%
2004 19.45% -0.03%
2003 19.48% 0.10%
2002 19.38% 0.05%
2001 19.33% -0.42%
2000 19.75% 0.18%
1999 19.57% -0.74%
1998 20.31% -0.64%
1997 20.95% -0.60%
1996 21.55% -0.73%
1995 22.28% -2.44%
1994 24.72% -2.79%
1993 27.51% -2.85%
1992 30.36% -1.25%
1991 31.61% -1.65%
1990 33.26% -1.65%