19.0% Unemployment Rate during the first Quarter of 2019

19.0% Unemployment Rate during the first Quarter of 2019

The Department of Statistics issued its quarterly report on the Unemployment Rate in the kingdom for the first quarter of 2019 The following are the main results:

Unemployment:

  • The results show that the Unemployment Rate has reached (19.0%) during the first quarter of 2019 ; representing an increase by 0.6 percentage points of the first quarter of 2018.
  • the Unemployment Rate for males has reached (16.4% ) during the first quarter of 2019 against (28.9%) for females .It becomes clear that the Unemployment Rate has increased for males by 0.4 percentage points and  for females by 1.1 percentage points compared with the first quarter 2018.

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