The number of people employed in the UAE’s private sector, excluding free zones, has increased from 5.06 million between to January to March this year, to 5.1 million between April amd June. A total jump of over 40,000 new jobs in a quarter the reflects "the activity of the labour market supported by positive developments in the national economy”.
According to the UAE Central Bank, the UAE’s economy posted a year-on-year growth of 2.2 percent at fixed prices in the second quarter of this year.
The boost in the economic activities, according to the figures released, has contributed a 1 per cent increase in private sector employment in the second quarter of 2019. The previous three months saw only 0.1 percent increase in employment.
The increase in employment over these three months has come as a result of growth in the real estate sector, as well as other sectors such as hotels, restaurants, education and health.
The construction and real estate sectors employ 45.7 percent of the UAE's workforce.