By Febronia Hanna
According to the labor force survey 2017 that was published Wednesday by Dubai statistics center, the Emirate continued to expand its workforce.
Employment in Dubai reached 2,778,000 last year, 2,077,603 were resident employees and the rest non-resident employees who live outside the emirate.
The labor market in Dubai added about 110,000 workers annually over the past three years. The economic participation rate, or percentage of employed in the population in the working-age, increase in 2017 by one percentage point to stand at 83.1 percent from 2016. Female workers accounted for the lion’s share of the increase, rising 4.3 percent to 53.6 percent in 2017 from a year earlier.
“More than a third of Emirati women work in specialized occupations that require high education, skill, and competency while 28.7 percent of Emirati men work as technicians and associate professionals,” according to the survey.