Unemployment in UAE
The unemployment rate in the UAE averaged 2.5% in the decade to 2022, significantly below the 6.8% average for the Middle East & North Africa region. The unemployment rate in the UAE in 2022 was 2.8%. For more unemployment information, visit our dedicated page.
UAE Unemployment Chart
UAE Unemployment Data
|Unemployment (% of active population, aop)||2.2||2.3||4.3||3.1||2.8|
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