Unemployment Rate in the United Arab Emirates increased to 2.57 percent in 2018 from 2.46 percent in 2017. Unemployment Rate in the United Arab Emirates averaged 2.61 percent from 1985 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 4.20 percent in 2009 and a record low of 1.15 percent in 1985.

Unemployment Rate in the United Arab Emirates is expected to be 2.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Arab Emirates Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 1.96 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

United Arab Emirates Unemployment Rate
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United Arab Emirates Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.57 2.46 4.20 1.15 percent [+]
Population 9.60 9.40 9.60 0.09 Million [+]
Employment Change 0.10 -0.90 3.60 -0.90 Percent [+]

United Arab Emirates Unemployment Rate

In the United Arab Emirates, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - United Arab Emirates Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Arab Emirates Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.57 2.46 4.20 1.15 1985 - 2018 percent Yearly

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