Saudi Arabia Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2022

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 2021 was 23.33%, a 1.78% decline from 2020.
  • Saudi Arabia labor force participation rate for 2020 was 25.11%, a 4.28% increase from 2019.
  • Saudi Arabia labor force participation rate for 2019 was 20.83%, a 1.56% increase from 2018.
  • Saudi Arabia labor force participation rate for 2018 was 19.27%, a 1.27% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Netherlands 78.66%
Iceland 70.99%
Qatar 68.71%
Australia 68.29%
Switzerland 64.61%
New Zealand 63.20%
Canada 62.74%
Norway 61.23%
Denmark 59.86%
Austria 56.36%
United Kingdom 56.27%
Germany 55.34%
Sweden 54.01%
Finland 52.45%
Malta 51.73%
Bahamas 50.89%
United States 50.49%
Channel Islands 48.71%
Japan 48.31%
UAE 48.19%
Ireland 47.05%
Uruguay 46.00%
Macao 44.89%
Israel 44.81%
Guam 44.06%
New Caledonia 43.03%
Panama 42.99%
Barbados 42.47%
Estonia 41.25%
Bahrain 40.75%
Cyprus 40.31%
Trinidad and Tobago 39.86%
Hong Kong 39.20%
Brunei 39.18%
Singapore 39.14%
Argentina 38.71%
France 38.62%
French Polynesia 38.03%
Luxembourg 37.21%
Oman 36.20%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 35.17%
Lithuania 34.48%
Croatia 34.11%
Latvia 31.72%
Hungary 31.70%
Spain 31.36%
Poland 30.83%
Portugal 30.20%
Slovenia 29.99%
Belgium 29.45%
South Korea 28.23%
Czech Republic 26.82%
Slovak Republic 26.00%
Chile 25.60%
Kuwait 25.55%
Italy 24.76%
Saudi Arabia 23.33%
Puerto Rico 21.40%
Greece 20.22%
Saudi Arabia Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 23.33% -1.78%
2020 25.11% 4.28%
2019 20.83% 1.56%
2018 19.27% 1.27%
2017 18.00% 0.76%
2016 17.24% 1.32%
2015 15.93% -1.54%
2014 17.47% -0.11%
2013 17.58% 0.10%
2012 17.49% -0.43%
2011 17.92% 1.06%
2010 16.86% 1.05%
2009 15.81% -1.52%
2008 17.32% -0.89%
2007 18.21% -1.90%
2006 20.10% 0.79%
2005 19.32% 0.68%
2004 18.64% 0.67%
2003 17.97% 0.68%
2002 17.28% -0.17%
2001 17.45% -0.73%
2000 18.18% -2.26%
1999 20.44% -1.20%
1998 21.64% -1.15%
1997 22.78% -1.09%
1996 23.87% -1.05%
1995 24.92% -1.29%
1994 26.21% -1.40%
1993 27.61% -1.50%
1992 29.11% -0.41%
1991 29.52% -1.11%
1990 30.63% -1.11%