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Unemployed population (15 years and above) by nationality (Qatari/ non-Qatari), sex and age group (2012)

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  QATARI NON-QATARI Total
age group Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
15-19 19 323 342 243 218 461 262 541 803
20-24 319 729 1,048 350 800 1,150 669 1,529 2,198
25-29 135 310 445 140 795 935 275 1,105 1,380
30-34 170 137 307 97 405 502 267 542 809
35-39 55 225 280 0 389 389 55 614 669
40-44 49 95 144 0 304 304 49 399 448
45-49 0 20 20 48 103 151 48 123 171
Total 747 1,839 2,586 878 3,014 3,892 1,625 4,853 6,478

Source: Labour Force Bulletin 2012

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

 

Sampling frame of LFB 2012: Population Census 2010.

Sample size: 6895 households and 37629 individuals from: 1- Qatari households; 2- Non-Qatari regular (non-collective) households; 3- Non-Qatari small collective households (2 – 6 persons); 4- Non-Qatari large collective households (7 persons or more).

Reference period for data collection: April 2012.

Reference period for the labor force data: the week prior to the reference period for data collection (April 2012).

Population of reference: all Qatari and non-Qatari households present in Qatar on the night of survey, living in normal and collective households.

The collective households are a group of persons not related to each other and sharing living conditions in a residential unit, I.e. labor camps, students living boarding schools, nurses in hospitals… etc. The survey covered the small collective households (includes less than 7 persons) and large collective households (includes 7 persons or more).

The survey did not cover short periods accommodation, i.e. hotels.

 

Unemployed population:

Persons aged 15 years and over who were, during the week preceding the survey, without employment, willing to work and looking seriously for a job.

There is a distinction between two kinds of unemployed persons:

a) First time unemployed: They are the persons who never worked previously, and were during the week preceding the survey looking actively for work.

b) Unemployed who previously worked: They are the persons with a work experience, who during the week preceding the survey were actively looking for a job

 

2. Institution which provides data

 

Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA)

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3. Data availability

 

The Statistics Authority conducted the first labor Force Sample Survey in 2001. Starting from 2006, the execution of these surveys came to be on annual basis.

Most Labour Force Surveys and publications related to the labour force are available on QSA’s website, in PDF format and can be downloaded from:

https://www.mdps.gov.qa/en/statistics1/pages/topicslisting.aspx?parent=Social&child=LaborForce

Annual Bulletin of the Labour Force survey 2012 is available in PDf and Excel formats:

http://www.qix.gov.qa/portal/page/portal/QIXPOC/Documents/QIX%20Knowledge%20Base/Publication/Labor%20Force%20Researches/labor%20force%20sample%20survey/Source_QSA/Labour_Force_Statistics_QSA_Bu_AE_2012.pdf

http://www.qsa.gov.qa/Eng/publication/Social_publications/LaborForce/Bulletin_labor_force_2012-1.xls

 

See also Qatar Information Exchange, an interactive data base compiling data on the labour force taken from available surveys:

http://www.qix.gov.qa/portal/page/portal/qix/subject_area/Statistics?subject_area=183

 

Date of access: September 2013.

 

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