GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
2002: Saudi Arabia's unemployment rate stands at between 15 and 20 percent.

Foreign migrants continue to account for some 65 percent of the Saudi work force, raising fears that unemployed youth could be increasingly drawn to radical Islamist groups.

WWW Country Profile: Saudi Arabia /middle_east/country_profiles/791936 .stm

A BBC profile of Saudi Arabia, including information on its leaders and geography