UAE nationals account for 0.3 percent of workforce in private sector

Emiratis working in the private sector constitute 0.3 per cent of the total number of workforce registered with the Ministry of Labour (MoL) according to a study conducted by Dr. Ahmad Zain Al Mannawi, a senior official with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development according to the local Arabic daily Emarat Al Youm.

Al Mannawi said that Asians constitute 88 per cent of the total workforce in the private sector while Arab nationals including Emiratis add up to a mere 10 per cent, and other nationalities comprise just 2 per cent.
 

According to him, the two main reasons for the dwindling number of Emiratis in the private sector are low salaries and the lack of seriousness in implementing Emiratisation in the private sector. He said in the last five years there has been a 10 per cent fall in the salaries earned by Emiratis in the private sector. Originally published in Gulf News. 

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