JEDDAH : Saudi Council expressed the anger that companies rely on labor contractors foreign employees and they emphasize that more jobs for Saudi nationals will be provided. Council members reported that they expressed more concern the major Saudi companies giving contracted employment to foreigners because the tradition of giving employment to foreign employees have increased 12 percent as compared to this year. On the other hand the number of unemployed Saudis, have been increased 3.3 percent . the total numbers of unemployed Saudi has been 622000.
Unemployment Rate reduced to 5.40 percent in the 4th quarter of 2013 in Saudi Arabia from 5.60 percent in the 3rd quarter of 2013. Unemployment Rate in Saudi Arabia has average 5.44 Percent from 1999 till 2013, arriving an all time high of 6.30 Percent in the 4th quarter of 2006 and a record low of 4.35 Percent in the fourth quarter of 1999. Unemployment Rate have been provided in in Saudi Arabia by the Central Department of Information.
The Council also asks the reasons to ministry in increasing its workforce because of the various programs to provide jobs for Saudi nationals, despite growing unemployment. In Saudi Arabia, the unemployment rate process the figure of people actively seeking a job as a percentage of the labor force.