UAE plans to reduce unemployment rate in Abu Dhabi

09 Oct 2011

(MENAFN) UAE’s Department of Economic Development’s (DED) executive director of Planning and Statistics, Rashid Ali Al Za’abi, said that through offering job opportunities to job seekers, by 2030, the DED would cut unemployment rate in Abu Dhabi to below 5 percent, reported Gulf News.

Al Za’abi added that the DED carried out a study along with the Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council (ADTC), the Western Region Development Council, the Eastern Region Development Committee, Al Ain Municipality and the Family Development Foundation in order to fuel economic development in remote areas of the country’s capital and create job opportunities for nationals in their areas.

He also said that the government sector accounted for 87.4 percent of the country’s workforce, nevertheless, job opportunities in the public sector didn’t surpass 0.4 percent, on the other hand, the private sector provided 97.8 percent of the jobs, however, nationals working in the sector were only 6.1 percent.

It is worth noting that the study showed that there are 12,112 jobseekers in the Western region and Al Ain, of which 3,078 are males and 9,034 are females.

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