5.37 million workers in the private sector, with growth of 9% in the second quarter of 2022
The Ministry of Human Resources and Immigration has announced that the total number of private sector workers registered with it reached 5 million, 376,842 workers at the end of the second quarter of 2022. 9% compared to the second quarter of 2021, according to the results of the growth report in the private sector labor market.
His Excellency Khalil Al Khoury, Acting Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Manpower for Manpower Affairs, said: “The number of workers in the private sector has increased at a time when the UAE economy is seeing significant growth due to government policies. and strategic initiatives that consolidate the position of the UAE and its active role in the world economy as confirmed by the reports of several international economic bodies and organizations.
He pointed out that the results of the report reaffirm the competitiveness of the work environment in a country that provides a wealth of qualified human resources that support the process of diversifying the national economy within the framework of comprehensive development plans.
The 9% increase recorded in the total number of workers in the private sector reflects the attractiveness of the UAE labor market as a global destination for skills, talents and expertise, especially in light of the strengthening legislative system, added Al Khoury. A labor market based on balanced protection of the rights of workers and employers.
Development of new permits.
The report on developments in the private sector labor market indicated that the number of new work permits issued by the ministry in the second quarter of this year was 537,974, a growth rate of 27% compared to the same period last year.
Compared to the same period in 2021, the number of work permits canceled in the private sector in the second quarter of this year decreased by 8%, to 301 thousand 569 permits.
Construction… largest share of new permits.
The construction sector accounted for the highest percentage of new work permits issued by the ministry in the second quarter of 2022, followed by the business services sector, trade and repair services sector, manufacturing sector and hotel and restaurant. Dept.
About 26% of the total workers in the private sector registered with the Ministry of Manpower and Immigration work in the construction sector, followed by the trade and repair services sector at 21%, and then the business services sector, which accounts for 19% of the total workers in private companies registered with the ministry.
Compared to results for the second quarter of 2021 during the same period of this year, the report shows that the agriculture sector recorded the largest percentage growth in the number of new job permits, which was 70%, followed by the social and personal services sector with a growth rate of 62%, and then the business services sector with a growth rate of 44%. %, and the financial intermediation sector with a growth rate of 43%.