Unemployment in Qatar

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Qatar - Unemployment

The economy contracted 6.1% in the second quarter according to recent data, weighed on by a collapse in the non-energy sector due to lockdown restrictions, and a milder downturn in the energy sector. Turning to Q3, the economy appeared to stage a strong recovery. The non-energy private sector PMI averaged markedly higher compared to Q2, supported by the progressive lifting of restrictions on activity—the country entered phase four of the four-stage easing plan on 1 September. That said, the energy sector’s performance was seemingly mixed, with a notable month-on-month decline in mining output in August after growth in July. Turning to the final quarter, the external sector could be weighed on by rising Covid-19 infection rates abroad, although low infections at home have so far allowed the government to keep the domestic economy open.

Qatar - Unemployment Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Unemployment Rate0.2  0.2  0.1  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

Value Change Date
Exchange Rate3.64-0.03 %Dec 31
Stock Market0.10.34 %Jan 07

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