Saudi Arabia

The Number of Jobless Expats Is Increasing

The number of jobless expatriates in the Kingdom increased to 66,267 during the second quarter of the current year compared to 53,084 during the first quarter, according to the General Authority for Statistics (GaStat).

According to Gastat, jobless expatriates represent about 9.3 percent of the total unemployed people in the Kingdom.

Of these 66,267 unemployed expats, 45,562 are men and 20,705 are women.

There are 802,588 unemployed people, of whom 736,321 are Saudis.

Overall unemployment has also gone up from 775,994 in the first quarter of this year to 802,588 in the second quarter.