Understanding Saudi Private Sector Employment And Unemployment
CID Research Fellow and Graduate Student Working Paper No. 131
Farah Hani and Michael Lopesciolo
This paper analyzes the changes in Saudi employment and unemployment between 2009 and 2018 and argues that a supply-demand skill mismatch exacerbated by insufficient job creation, and prevalent Saudi preferences and beliefs about employment underpin the high unemployment problem that coexists with low Saudi employment in the private sector in the country.
Keywords: Saudi Arabia, Employment, Unemployment, Occupations, Jobs
JEL Classifications: J21, J23, J24
Affiliated Program: Growth Lab