Middle East Economic Survey


No 28



UAE Private Sector Work Force Put At 4Mn In 2008

The UAE employed a total of 4.067mn workers in the private sector in 2008, up from 3.113mn in 2007 and 2.567mn in 2006, according to the UAE Minister of Labor Saqr Ghabash. Of these yearly figures, UAE nationals accounted for 0.25% in 2006 and 0.36% in each of 2007 and 2008. The minister stressed the need to raise the number of locals in the private sector work force as the UAE maintains its...