Saudi Arabia Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Saudi Arabia youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 23.77%, a 2.82% decline from 2021.
  • Saudi Arabia youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 26.59%, a 0.92% decline from 2020.
  • Saudi Arabia youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 27.51%, a 2.7% increase from 2019.
  • Saudi Arabia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 24.81%, a 4.68% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
New Caledonia 38.02%
French Polynesia 36.37%
Greece 30.05%
Spain 28.34%
Uruguay 27.58%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 27.20%
Barbados 24.49%
Italy 23.93%
Brunei 23.89%
Bahamas 23.85%
Saudi Arabia 23.77%
Sweden 20.68%
Panama 20.19%
Estonia 20.15%
Slovak Republic 19.30%
Cyprus 18.69%
Argentina 18.57%
Portugal 17.80%
France 17.75%
Croatia 17.56%
Luxembourg 17.54%
Chile 17.25%
Belgium 16.27%
Kuwait 15.38%
Channel Islands 14.79%
Finland 14.47%
Guam 13.64%
Latvia 13.20%
Puerto Rico 13.11%
Hong Kong 12.96%
Trinidad and Tobago 11.57%
Slovenia 11.09%
Lithuania 11.05%
Iceland 10.73%
Hungary 10.22%
Canada 10.01%
United Kingdom 9.94%
Norway 9.64%
Austria 9.40%
UAE 9.29%
New Zealand 9.23%
Ireland 9.15%
Denmark 8.78%
Poland 8.71%
Australia 8.29%
Malta 8.27%
United States 7.89%
Netherlands 7.79%
Oman 7.47%
Switzerland 7.37%
Czech Republic 7.08%
Macao 7.05%
South Korea 6.88%
Bahrain 6.63%
Singapore 6.12%
Israel 6.03%
Germany 5.75%
Japan 4.23%
Qatar 0.30%
Saudi Arabia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 23.77% -2.82%
2021 26.59% -0.92%
2020 27.51% 2.70%
2019 24.81% -4.68%
2018 29.49% -1.78%
2017 31.27% 6.78%
2016 24.50% -4.48%
2015 28.98% -1.35%
2014 30.33% 0.72%
2013 29.61% 1.21%
2012 28.40% -0.96%
2011 29.36% -0.13%
2010 29.49% -0.49%
2009 29.97% 0.56%
2008 29.42% -0.83%
2007 30.25% -4.76%
2006 35.01% 0.61%
2005 34.40% 1.39%
2004 33.01% 2.42%
2003 30.59% 2.90%
2002 27.69% 3.62%
2001 24.07% 1.53%
2000 22.53% 1.28%
1999 21.26% -0.52%
1998 21.78% -0.92%
1997 22.70% -0.92%
1996 23.61% -1.20%
1995 24.81% -1.43%
1994 26.24% -1.79%
1993 28.03% -0.74%
1992 28.77% 1.28%
1991 27.49% 1.28%