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UAE: Percentage distribution of employed population (aged 15 and above) by nationality (Emiratis, non-Emiratis), sex and sector of economic activity (2017).

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 Emiratis  Non-Emiratis Total 
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Federal Government 34.9% 24.2% 31.6% 1.0% 0.7% 1.0% 2.3% 2.5% 2.3%
Local government 50.0% 55.4% 51.7% 6.5% 5.1% 6.3% 8.1% 8.9% 8.3%
Private Sector 7.4% 10.1% 8.2% 81.8% 43.9% 75.0% 79.0% 41.4% 72.0%
Shared (Government and Private) 6.9% 8.6% 7.4% 4.7% 4.0% 4.5% 4.7% 4.4% 4.7%
Foreign 0.2% 1.0% 0.4% 0.6% 1.0% 0.7% 0.6% 1.0% 0.7%
Diplomatic Authority 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Non-Profit Organizations 0.1% 0.3% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Without Establishment 0.4% 0.2% 0.3% 0.1% 0.4% 0.1% 0.1% 0.3% 0.1%
Private Households 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 4.6% 44.8% 11.8% 4.4% 41.4% 11.3%
Others 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unknown 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.6% 0.0% 0.5% 0.6% 0.0% 0.5%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

 Source: Federal Competitiveness and Statistitics Authority (FCSA)
 
ANNEXED NOTE
 
1. Characteristics of data, definitions and population counting operations in the UAE

Since 2016, the UAE Federal Competitiveness and Statistitics Authority (FCSA) (formerly National Bureau of Statistics)
resumed the implementation of Labour Force Surveys. The last one was conducted in 2009.
No metadata and methodological indications for the current Labour Force Survey are available.
No numeric figures are available.
Methodology and questionnaire for LFS 2009: http://methods.fcsa.gov.ae/Forms/SurveyQuestMeth/SurveyQuest.aspx
According to informations received by GLMM, the sampling base of the LFS could be family budget surveys, which in turn are based on the 2005 census,
with minor modifications.  Results of LFS conducted at the national level, therefore, may be taken with caution.

2. Institution which provides data 

Federal Competitiveness and Statistitics Authority (FCSA)

3. Data availability 

The results of 2008, 2009, 2016 and 2017 Labour Force Surveys are available (in Excel format) in FCSA’s website, section “Statistics by Subject”
http://fcsa.gov.ae/en-us/Pages/Statistics/Statistics-by-Subject.aspx#/%3Fyear=&folder=Demography%20and%20Social/Labour%20Force&subject=Demography%20and%20Social
Data is also available in the section “Open data”, in the data portal (“Report builder”)
http://uaenumbers.fcsa.gov.ae/UAEFCSALF2019/labor-force

Last date of access: July 2019.

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