The high unemployment rate in Saudi Arabia due to Corona




The Saudi Statistics Authority report revealed that more than 53,000 Saudi employees, of both sexes, submitted their resignations during the second quarter of 2020, due to the impact of the emerging “Corona” virus.

The General Authority for Statistics said, in its report via “Twitter”, that more than 11 thousand Saudi men and women have had their work contracts terminated under Article 80 of the labor system, bringing the total number of Saudis who left their work during the second quarter to more than 116 thousand male and female workers.

The report showed that more than 284,000 non-Saudi male and female workers left their jobs during the second quarter, of whom 60,000 male and female workers submitted their resignations.

The unemployment rate among Saudis increased by 15.4% compared to the first quarter of 2020, which reached 11.8% at that time. The total number of workers in the Kingdom decreased by 0.03% compared to the first quarter, as their number reached 13.630 million workers, compared with 13.635 million workers in the first quarter of 2020 To retreat by 5 thousand workers within 3 months.

The total number of Saudi workers decreased to 3.17 million workers at the end of the second quarter of 2020, compared to 3.203 million workers in the previous quarter.

The number of Saudi male employees reached about 2.055 million workers, down from 2.066 million workers in the previous quarter.

The number of Saudi female workers also decreased to 1.115 million, compared to 1.136 million in the first quarter of this year.

As for expatriates working in the Kingdom, they registered an increase of 27,000 workers during the last 3 months of this year alone, to reach 10.459 million workers, compared to 10.432 million workers in the first quarter of 2020.

Source: “Okaz”


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