On Monday, the Saudi government launched a new organization to address the rising problem of unemployment in the country. The Commission for Job Generation and Anti-Unemployment will report directly to Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in his role as president of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs.
This is not the first Saudi government initiative to focus on unemployment. The Labor Ministry carried out multiple initiatives. The primary strategy of most of them was the nationalization of the labor market, or at least a large percentage of it. There are about 12 million employees in Saudi Arabia, 8 million of them expatriates.
Most unemployment exists among Saudis with college education, and among Saudi females.Abdullah Hamidaddin