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Saudi sees slight decrease in unemployment: minister

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During his session in the Shura Council, the Labor Minister Mufarrij Al-Haqbani revealed that unemployment rate in Saudi Arabia has decreased to 11.5% and that the number of foreign workers working in the private sector is 9 million workers.

Through Hafez program, the Ministry managed to provide nearly half a million jobs for citizens, most of them women, promising to overcome the difficulties facing women in the private sector through a project of women transportation to their places of work and another project of nursery for their children.