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UAE: Foreign labourers employed in the private sector and registered with the Ministry of Labour by sex and major occupation group (2005-2007)

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2005 2006 2007
Occupation group Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Managers 53,222 4,090 57,312 54,395 4,714 59,109 58,167 6,167 64,334
Specialists 119,941 12,707 132,648 125,677 14,923 140,600 143,262 20,458 163,720
Technicians 76,547 26,506 103,053 69,854 16,577 86,431 66,100 20,574 86,674
Clerical workers 91,764 19,580 111,344 108,702 36,638 145,340 132,686 49,348 182,034
Sales workers 229,973 22,575 252,548 250,404 28,480 278,884 283,453 37,258 320,711
Services workers 204,568 20,795 225,363 232,075 24,984 257,059 285,093 31,298 316,391
Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fishing 11,881 16 11,897 13,392 20 13,412 16,857 17 16,874
Industrial, Chemical and Food Industries 130,692 7,083 137,775 143,141 6,283 149,424 161,186 5,941 167,127
Engineering Support 876,485 517 877,002 1,039,755 621 1,040,376 1,307,475 770 1,308,245
Regular Workers 330,043 701 330,744 395,196 811 396,007 495,379 1,007 496,386
Partner/ Investor 1,678 87 1,765 5 2 7 4 1 5
Not stated 875 50 925 667 33 700 499 22 521
Total 2,127,659 114,717 2,242,376 2,433,263 134,086 2,567,349 2,940,161 172,861 3,113,022

Source: Statistical Yearbook 2008, Ministry of Labour, UAE.

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Characteristics of data, definitions

Classification used is adapted from ISCO 1988 and the population taken into account is the private sector employees.

2. Institution which provides data

Ministry of Labour, UAE

3. Data availability

The data has been taken from Arab Labour Organisation’s Statistical Yearbook 2010, Chapter “Migration”
http://www.alolabor.org/final/index.php?option=com_jdownloads&Itemid=110&view=view.download&catid=31&cid=95&lang=en
http://www.alolabor.org/final/index.php?option=com_jdownloads&Itemid=110&view=viewcategory&catid=31&lang=ar

Last date of access: March 3, 2015.

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