Saudi female unemployment at 35% - 23 January 2013

Around 35 per cent of Saudi women remained unemployed despite aggressive job campaigns launched by the world’s dominant oil exporter to tackle festering joblessness among citizens, newspapers reported on Thursday.

Joblessness among Saudi men was far lower, standing at around 6.1 per cent at the end of 2012 as women still face social barriers in the conservative Moslem society. (continue reading...)