Women Unmployment Numbers

The number of Saudi women working at the private sector more than doubled during the past twelve months, Minister of Labor Adel Fakieh said Tuesday, according to al-Riyadh daily. Speaking at a women employment forum in Riyadh, Fakieh said there are 1.5 million Saudi nationals looking for work, 80 percent of them are women. Based on information drawn from the ministry’s unemployment benefits program Hafiz, 40 percent of the women looking for work have a college degree, he said.