United Arab Emirates: Labor force participation

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 United Arab Emirates

Labor force participation rate

 Latest value 82.21
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2022
 Average 77.21
 Min - Max 72.69 - 82.47
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for the United Arab Emirates from 1990 to 2022. The average value for the United Arab Emirates during that period was 77.21 percent with a minimum of 72.69 percent in 1990 and a maximum of 82.47 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2022 is 82.21 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 176 countries is 60.54 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
United Arab Emirates - Labor force participation - recent values

Historical chart
United Arab Emirates - Labor force participation - historical chart - 1990-2022




The labor force participation rate is the percent of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active. That includes the employed and the unemployed individuals.
Definition: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 6.58 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 2.75 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 6.41 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 1.93 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 9.29 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 82.21 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 18.34 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 54.85 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 92.58 2022 percent
 Unemployment rate 4.10 Q3/2017 percent
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