Unemployment in Qatar

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Qatar - Unemployment

The economy posted a modest acceleration to 0.9% year-on-year growth in Q1 after a weak 0.5% outturn in Q4 last year. Q1’s expansion was driven by the mining and quarrying sector’s return to growth for the first time since Q4 2017. Meanwhile, the manufacturing sector also posted a solid turnaround. That said, construction activity—until now a key growth driver—contracted for the first time in many years as spending on infrastructure projects related to the 2022 World Cup appeared to wind down. Turning to Q2, the non-energy sector appeared to weaken with the PMI falling to an all-time low in June despite healthy annual credit growth in April–May. That said, the energy sector should have picked up some of the slack, as suggested by robust mining growth in the same period.

Qatar - Unemployment Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Unemployment Rate0.3  0.2  0.2  0.1  0.1  

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Qatar Unemployment
Note: Unemployment in % of active population.
Source: Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics.

Qatar Facts

Exchange Rate3.64-0.03 %Jul 31
Stock Market0.10.34 %Jul 30

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