Unemployment Rate in the United Arab Emirates: The Case of Abu Dhabi - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Unemployment Rate in the United Arab Emirates: The Case of Abu Dhabi

Reem Albuainain

January, 2004


7 pages

O1. Economic Development

Unemployment is a critical social and economic problem in both developed and developing countries. This working paper reviews the labor market and unemployment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a rich oil based economy. The unemployment rate in Abu Dhabi is measured using sample survey analysis method. The estimated unemployment rate is compared to the official national rate for the UAE. The result provides information that can be used as a basis for the development of some policies and recommendations to reduce unemployment.


إن البطالة مشكلة إجتماعية واقتصادية هامة في الدول المتقدمة والنامية على حد سواء. وتستعرض ورقة العمل هذه سوق العمل والبطالة في الإمارات العربية المتحدة آدولة غنية يعتمد اقتصادها على النفط. ويتم قياس معدل البطالة في أبو ظبي باستخدام أسلوب تحليل عينة استطلاعية. وتتم مقارنة معدل البطالة المُقدّر بالمعدل القومي الرسمي للإمارات العربية المتحدة. وتقدم النتائج معلومات يمكن استخدامها آأساس لتطوير بعض السياسات والتوصيات للحد من البطالة

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