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97.8% of working age employed in UAE: report

ABU DHABI, 25 days ago

The number of employed persons in the UAE accounted for 97.8% of the country's working age population by the end of 2019, state news agency Wam reported, citing figures by the The Federal Ccompetitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA).

The number of workforce was 7.388 million in the reference year, a growth of 2.2 per cent from 7.225 million in 2018, according to the study, which estimated the unemployment rate at 2.2%, which is among the lowest on record worldwide.

The working age population accounts for 82 per cent of the country's total population, with women accounting for 58 per cent of the workforce in 2019, up from 52.7% in 2018, said the study.

For women, the unemployment rate declined from 5.9 per cent in 2018 to 5.1 per cent in 2019, while employment rose from 94.1 pct to 94.9 during the reference period.


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