Saudi Arabia Labor Force Participation Rate 1960-2024

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 2022 was 27.46%, a 2.5% increase from 2021.
  • Saudi Arabia labor force participation rate for 2021 was 24.96%, a 1.39% increase from 2020.
  • Saudi Arabia labor force participation rate for 2020 was 23.57%, a 3.73% increase from 2019.
  • Saudi Arabia labor force participation rate for 2019 was 19.84%, a 1.09% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Iceland 77.93%
Netherlands 69.35%
Australia 68.33%
New Zealand 67.51%
Switzerland 65.02%
Canada 64.46%
Norway 64.30%
Denmark 62.80%
Qatar 59.13%
Sweden 56.92%
Austria 56.61%
United Kingdom 54.36%
Finland 53.92%
Germany 53.59%
Ireland 53.08%
Malta 51.37%
United States 50.53%
Channel Islands 49.49%
Japan 48.71%
Bahamas 48.29%
Israel 47.37%
Panama 45.79%
Guam 45.26%
Uruguay 45.09%
UAE 45.07%
Estonia 44.75%
Barbados 42.59%
Cyprus 42.32%
Bahrain 40.86%
France 40.33%
Macao 39.60%
Brunei 38.53%
French Polynesia 38.36%
Singapore 37.75%
Argentina 37.43%
Trinidad and Tobago 36.46%
Lithuania 36.31%
Oman 36.12%
Latvia 36.09%
Slovenia 35.89%
New Caledonia 35.69%
Croatia 34.98%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 33.49%
Luxembourg 33.42%
Spain 32.71%
Hong Kong 31.94%
Belgium 31.10%
Portugal 31.10%
Poland 31.08%
Hungary 30.82%
Chile 29.68%
South Korea 28.86%
Czech Republic 27.60%
Saudi Arabia 27.46%
Slovak Republic 26.59%
Italy 26.00%
Kuwait 24.11%
Greece 23.49%
Puerto Rico 23.02%
Andorra 0.00%
Curacao 0.00%
Seychelles 0.00%
Aruba 0.00%
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0.00%
Greenland 0.00%
British Virgin Islands 0.00%
Gibraltar 0.00%
Liechtenstein 0.00%
Northern Mariana Islands 0.00%
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00%
Isle of Man 0.00%
Palau 0.00%
San Marino 0.00%
Faroe Islands 0.00%
Monaco 0.00%
Bermuda 0.00%
Cayman Islands 0.00%
St. Kitts and Nevis 0.00%
St. Martin (French part) 0.00%
Turks and Caicos Islands 0.00%
Saudi Arabia Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 27.46% 2.50%
2021 24.96% 1.39%
2020 23.57% 3.73%
2019 19.84% 1.09%
2018 18.75% 1.92%
2017 16.84% -1.85%
2016 18.69% 1.31%
2015 17.38% -1.35%
2014 18.74% 0.03%
2013 18.71% 0.37%
2012 18.34% -0.06%
2011 18.40% 1.10%
2010 17.29% 1.12%
2009 16.18% -1.28%
2008 17.46% -0.67%
2007 18.13% -1.64%
2006 19.77% 0.07%
2005 19.70% -0.09%
2004 19.79% -0.23%
2003 20.02% -0.20%
2002 20.23% -0.25%
2001 20.48% -0.68%
2000 21.16% 0.27%
1999 20.89% -1.34%
1998 22.22% -1.36%
1997 23.58% -1.38%
1996 24.96% -1.39%
1995 26.35% -1.32%
1994 27.66% -1.27%
1993 28.93% -1.51%
1992 30.44% -0.34%
1991 30.78% 30.78%
1990 0.00% 0.00%
1989 0.00% 0.00%
1988 0.00% 0.00%
1987 0.00% 0.00%
1986 0.00% 0.00%
1985 0.00% 0.00%
1984 0.00% 0.00%
1983 0.00% 0.00%
1982 0.00% 0.00%
1981 0.00% 0.00%
1980 0.00% 0.00%
1979 0.00% 0.00%
1978 0.00% 0.00%
1977 0.00% 0.00%
1976 0.00% 0.00%
1975 0.00% 0.00%
1974 0.00% 0.00%
1973 0.00% 0.00%
1972 0.00% 0.00%
1971 0.00% 0.00%
1970 0.00% 0.00%
1969 0.00% 0.00%
1968 0.00% 0.00%
1967 0.00% 0.00%
1966 0.00% 0.00%
1965 0.00% 0.00%
1964 0.00% 0.00%
1963 0.00% 0.00%
1962 0.00% 0.00%
1961 0.00% 0.00%
1960 0.00% 0.00%