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Statistics in Arab States

This page provides a subset of ILOSTAT data focused on the ILO region for Arab States, which consists of 12 countries and territories, with a total population of more than 122 million.

Key figures

9.3%

Unemployment rate

2022 regional estimate

50.4%

Labour force participation rate

2022 regional estimate

20.0%

Labour underutilization composite rate (LU4)

2019 regional estimate

10.6%

Working poverty rate

2022 regional estimate

Indicator catalogue

Use the drop-down menus to filter indicators based on database, subject or frequency. Click on the + sign to the left of an indicator to learn more.

Country profiles

National figures for the latest available year. For methodological information, refer to database descriptions.

Country catalogue

Get all indicators available for a specific country or region.

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Use the search box and filters above the table

Use the search box to enter key words; use quotes around your term for better results. Available filters differ depending on the catalogue. Selecting a frequency allows users to find monthly, quarterly, or annual indicators. While all indicators are available for annual periods, only a subset are available as monthly or quarterly. 

Options to access data

Data Explorer

This tool provides an intuitive interface to filter the selection, pivot the table, calculate distributions and growth rates, and export data into various formats.

Excel summary

Data available in the Excel summary files are for indicators only (not available for countries or regions) for selected classification items for 2010 onward for annual data and 2018 onward for short-term indicators. For historical data or additional classifications, either use the Data Explorer or download the CSV file. 

Country profiles

Available in the country catalogue only, this option takes users to the country profiles page with the selected country pre-filtered in the table. Highlighting the latest year available for key indicators, this is a subset of the available data for a given country.

Zipped csv (gz)

Download a zipped CSV file (gzip) to get data in bulk. These files contain only codes. Download the dictionary with labels here

There are other options to access data in the data tools section

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