The Middle East Employment Industry


According to the latest infographic by, MENA has the world’s highest unemployment rate of 19% . 50% of employees are less that 29 years old and  only 73% have a job of 30 or more hours per week.

73% of respondents claimed to hold more than 1 job in last  5 years and 63% of respondents felt that that are getting paid less as compared to other companies in the same industry.

Government is the most preferred employer in region with 3 in 5 respondents preferred a Government job over private job .  About, 90% of the Emiratis workforce is employed by public sector.

In terms of Industries, Banking and finance is the most attractive industry for Employment preferred by 35% of respondents followed by Construction (32%), Telecommunication (31%) and Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals (28%)

Please  check the infographic below for complete statistics –

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