Labour Force, Female (As % of Total Labour Force) rose to 15.1% in United Arab Emirates in 2018

Labour Force, Female (As % of Total Labour Force) (%)
Labour | United Arab Emirates | May 18, 2019
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Labour Force, Female (As % of Total Labour Force) reached 15.1 % in 2018 in United Arab Emirates. This is 1.79 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, Labour Force, Female (As % of Total Labour Force) in United Arab Emirates reached an all time high of 15.1 % in 2018 and an all time low of 10.8 % in 1990. When compared to United Arab Emirates's main peers, Labour Force, Female (As % of Total Labour Force) in Bahrain amounted to 20.6 %, 12.8 % in Oman, 14.1 % in Qatar and 16.8 % in Saudi Arabia in 2018.

United Arab Emirates has been ranked 169th within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of Labour Force, Female (As % of Total Labour Force), 6 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The female labour force as a percentage of the total shows the extent to which women are active in the labour force.

Labour Force, Female (As % of Total Labour Force) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Bahrain % 21.3% 21.5% 21.7% 21.7% 21.5%
Iran % 17.3% 16.8% 16.4% 17.7% 19.2%
Iraq % 14.1% 14.2% 14.2% 14.3% 14.4%
Jordan % 18.1% 17.4% 17.4% 17.5% 17.6%
Kuwait % 30.8% 31.3% 31.7% 32.0% 32.0%
Oman % 14.7% 14.2% 13.8% 13.5% 13.3%
Qatar % 12.8% 13.2% 13.6% 14.0% 14.0%
Saudi Arabia % 15.8% 15.5% 15.6% 16.4% 16.9%
United Arab Emirates % 12.2% 12.7% 13.2% 13.7% 14.2%
Yemen % 10.2% 9.15% 8.20% 8.09% 7.99%