40,000 private sector jobs created in UAE in Q2 2019

Rise in employment was due to an upsurge in sectors including hotels and restaurants

The total number of workers in the private sector rose to 5.1 million workers in the second quarter of 2019. Image used for illustrative purpose only
The total number of workers in the private sector rose to 5.1 million workers in the second quarter of 2019. Image used for illustrative purpose only

A total of 40,000 jobs were created by UAE’s private sector in Q2 of 2019, officials announced. The rise in employment was due to an expansion in sectors including hotels and restaurants.

The total number of workers in the private sector rose to 5.1 million workers in the second quarter of 2019, compared to 5.06 million workers in the first quarter.

According to officials, the rise in employment during this period was the outcome of an upsurge in real estate and other sectors, which include agriculture, mining, hotels, restaurants, brokerage, education and health.

The value of the real estate sector and other mentioned sectors rose year-on-year in the second quarter of 2019 by around 5% and 8.2%, respectively, compared to 4.4% and 4.9% in the first quarter.

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