Saudi Arabia Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

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 2021 was 28.84%, a 0.68% increase from 2020.
  • Saudi Arabia youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 28.17%, a 5.2% increase from 2019.
  • Saudi Arabia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 22.97%, a 5.84% decline from 2018.
  • Saudi Arabia youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 28.81%, a 0.77% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
New Caledonia 40.97%
French Polynesia 38.91%
Spain 36.93%
Greece 36.87%
Uruguay 32.86%
Italy 30.92%
Bahamas 30.78%
Barbados 30.58%
Panama 29.96%
Argentina 29.89%
Saudi Arabia 28.84%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 27.02%
Kuwait 25.48%
Sweden 24.54%
Croatia 23.63%
Brunei 23.41%
Portugal 23.13%
Slovak Republic 21.47%
Chile 21.39%
France 20.09%
Belgium 19.57%
Lithuania 19.02%
Puerto Rico 18.47%
Finland 18.05%
Ireland 17.43%
Estonia 17.14%
Channel Islands 15.78%
Latvia 15.53%
Guam 15.31%
Luxembourg 15.23%
Hong Kong 14.97%
Oman 14.58%
Canada 14.04%
Slovenia 13.91%
Hungary 13.52%
Poland 13.42%
Iceland 13.36%
United Kingdom 13.23%
Norway 13.02%
Trinidad and Tobago 12.68%
Cyprus 11.83%
New Zealand 11.39%
Austria 11.37%
Australia 10.80%
UAE 10.67%
Denmark 10.13%
Bahrain 9.90%
Malta 9.78%
Netherlands 9.61%
United States 9.57%
Macao 9.24%
Singapore 9.12%
Switzerland 9.11%
Israel 8.79%
South Korea 7.78%
Czech Republic 7.62%
Germany 6.95%
Japan 4.36%
Qatar 1.08%
Saudi Arabia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 28.84% 0.68%
2020 28.17% 5.20%
2019 22.97% -5.84%
2018 28.81% 0.77%
2017 28.04% 2.97%
2016 25.07% -4.73%
2015 29.80% -1.13%
2014 30.94% 1.30%
2013 29.63% 1.24%
2012 28.40% -0.68%
2011 29.08% -0.03%
2010 29.11% -0.32%
2009 29.43% 0.74%
2008 28.69% -0.68%
2007 29.37% -4.01%
2006 33.38% 0.64%
2005 32.73% 1.25%
2004 31.48% 1.33%
2003 30.15% 1.54%
2002 28.61% 2.56%
2001 26.05% 0.78%
2000 25.27% 2.59%
1999 22.68% -1.06%
1998 23.74% -1.55%
1997 25.29% -1.72%
1996 27.01% -2.14%
1995 29.15% -1.16%
1994 30.31% -0.88%
1993 31.20% -0.19%
1992 31.39% 1.57%
1991 29.82% 1.57%