Saudi Arabia Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2024

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 20.70%, a 0.33% decline from 2021.
  • Saudi Arabia labor force participation rate for 2021 was 21.03%, a 2.54% decline 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 78.63%
Netherlands 72.22%
Australia 70.90%
New Zealand 66.18%
Switzerland 65.41%
Qatar 65.04%
Canada 64.39%
Norway 63.85%
Denmark 61.49%
Austria 57.04%
Sweden 56.75%
Malta 56.59%
Ireland 54.81%
Finland 53.68%
Germany 53.47%
United Kingdom 51.59%
United States 50.55%
Bahamas 50.08%
Japan 49.19%
Channel Islands 49.02%
UAE 47.75%
Estonia 46.11%
Panama 45.41%
Guam 44.99%
Uruguay 44.93%
Israel 44.61%
Macao 43.05%
Barbados 42.99%
Cyprus 41.49%
Bahrain 41.35%
France 40.39%
Brunei 39.74%
French Polynesia 38.61%
Oman 37.93%
Singapore 37.08%
Trinidad and Tobago 37.04%
Lithuania 36.99%
Argentina 36.81%
Slovenia 36.16%
New Caledonia 36.12%
Croatia 35.79%
Latvia 35.66%
Hong Kong 35.07%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 33.27%
Spain 33.13%
Luxembourg 32.37%
Poland 31.42%
Belgium 30.83%
Hungary 30.37%
Portugal 30.33%
Chile 29.16%
South Korea 29.00%
Czech Republic 28.11%
Slovak Republic 27.38%
Italy 26.11%
Kuwait 25.64%
Puerto Rico 23.40%
Greece 22.67%
Saudi Arabia 20.70%
Saudi Arabia Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 20.70% -0.33%
2021 21.03% -2.54%
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% 1.12%
2010 17.27% 1.13%
2009 16.14% -1.32%
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% -1.33%
1990 32.11% -1.33%