United Arab Emirates Unemployment Rate

1995 - 2019 | Yearly | % | Ministry of Economy

United Arab Emirates Unemployment Rate dropped to 2.23 % in Dec 2019, from the previously reported number of 2.23 % in Dec 2018. United Arab Emirates Unemployment Rate is updated yearly, available from Dec 1995 to Dec 2019, with an average rate of 2.65 %. The data reached an all-time high of 4.60 % in Dec 2011 and a record low of 1.64 % in Dec 2016. The data is reported by reported by Ministry of Economy.

In the latest reports, United Arab Emirates Population reached 9.89 million people in Dec 2020. Monthly Earnings of United Arab Emirates stood at 1,977.44 USD in Dec 2016. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate dropped to 80.95 % in Dec 2020.

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United Arab Emirates Unemployment Rate

What was United Arab Emirates's Unemployment Rate in 2019?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
2.23 2019 2.23 2018 1.64 2016 4.60 2011 % yearly 1995 - 2019

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Argentina (%) 13.10 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2002 - Jun 2020
Armenia (%) 18.10 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Australia (%) 7.00 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 1978 - Oct 2020
Austria (%) 5.52 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 6.94 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 5.30 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Belarus (%) 0.20 Jan 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - Jan 2021
Belgium (%) 5.20 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1983 - Sep 2020
Bolivia (%) 3.40 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 15.70 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Botswana (%) 18.72 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Brazil (%) 14.20 Jan 2021 monthly Mar 2012 - Jan 2021
Brunei (%) 8.37 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Bulgaria (%) 5.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Cambodia (%) 0.10 2017 yearly 2007 - 2017
Canada (%) 8.90 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1976 - Oct 2020
Chile (%) 11.60 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2009 - Oct 2020
China (%) 4.24 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
Colombia (%) 15.77 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Sep 2020
Croatia (%) 9.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Cyprus (%) 8.00 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Sep 2020
Czech Republic (%) 2.79 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2020
Denmark (%) 5.80 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2007 - Oct 2020
Ecuador (%) 4.96 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2013 - Dec 2020
Egypt (%) 7.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
Estonia (%) 7.70 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1989 - Sep 2020
European Union (%) 6.20 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2020
Finland (%) 8.20 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1988 - Dec 2020
France (%) 8.00 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1975 - Dec 2020
Georgia (%) 11.57 2019 yearly 1991 - 2019
Germany (%) 4.50 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1991 - Sep 2020
Ghana (%) 4.51 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Greece (%) 16.80 Aug 2020 monthly Apr 1998 - Aug 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 6.40 Oct 2020 monthly Oct 1981 - Oct 2020
Hungary (%) 4.30 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Oct 2020
Iceland (%) 5.60 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Sep 2020
India (%) 7.11 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Indonesia (%) 7.07 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Iran (%) 10.60 Mar 2020 quarterly Jun 2001 - Mar 2020
Ireland (%) 7.30 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Israel (%) 4.71 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2012 - Oct 2020
Italy (%) 8.99 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1983 - Dec 2020
Ivory Coast (%) 3.50 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Japan (%) 3.00 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1953 - Sep 2020
Jordan (%) 23.00 May 2020 quarterly Feb 2000 - May 2020
Kazakhstan (%) 5.00 Jul 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Jul 2020
Kenya (%) 2.98 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
South Korea (%) 4.00 Feb 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Feb 2021
Kosovo (%) 29.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2020
Kuwait (%) 2.09 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan (%) 5.50 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Laos (%) 0.95 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Latvia (%) 8.00 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Lebanon (%) 11.35 2018 yearly 2004 - 2018
Lithuania (%) 10.40 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Luxembourg (%) 6.28 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2020
Macau SAR, China (%) 2.70 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 1996 - Jan 2021
North Macedonia (%) 16.14 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Malawi (%) 6.60 2013 yearly 2005 - 2013
Malaysia (%) 5.40 May 2020 monthly Jan 2016 - May 2020
Malta (%) 4.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Sep 2020
Mauritius (%) 7.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
Mexico (%) 3.26 Mar 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2020
Moldova (%) 4.22 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2020
Mongolia (%) 7.57 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2006 - Dec 2020
Montenegro (%) 19.00 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Morocco (%) 12.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Mozambique (%) 3.24 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Myanmar (%) 1.79 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
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Netherlands (%) 3.80 Mar 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2020
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Oman (%) 2.80 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2018 - Oct 2020
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Paraguay (%) 8.16 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Peru (%) 16.43 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2001 - Oct 2020
Philippines (%) 10.00 Jul 2020 quarterly Jul 1982 - Jul 2020
Poland (%) 6.10 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Oct 2020
Portugal (%) 7.50 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 1998 - Oct 2020
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Russia (%) 6.35 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1994 - Sep 2020
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Serbia (%) 9.90 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Singapore (%) 3.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1987 - Sep 2020
Slovakia (%) 7.35 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2006 - Oct 2020
Slovenia (%) 5.10 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1997 - Dec 2020
South Africa (%) 32.50 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Spain (%) 16.13 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 1976 - Dec 2020
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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) 5.5 2019 yearly 1991 - 2019
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) 23,083.467 2019 yearly 1991 - 2019
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 4,217.595 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 8.1 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (AED bn) 479.783 2026 yearly 1991 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (AED bn) 669.677 2026 yearly 1999 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (AED bn) 480.063 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Consolidated Government: Expenditures: Current (AED mn) 330,220.113 2019 yearly 1991 - 2019
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 4.352 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) -10,702.9 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2009 - Sep 2020
Total Exports (USD mn) 17,812.1 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1981 - Nov 2020
Total Exports Growth (%) -12.2 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1982 - Nov 2020
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 7,811,223.881 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 1,049,613.063 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 125,412.288 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 18,008.7 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2009 - Sep 2020
Total Imports Growth (%) -19.0 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2010 - Sep 2020
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 2,327,521.283 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 620,119.687 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 285.785 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1981 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 1,376.357 Aug 2020 monthly Jan 1981 - Aug 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 9,367.968 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 40,777.655 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Exports: Non Oil: Volume (kg mn) 7,779.36 Dec 2017 monthly Jan 2009 - Dec 2017
Re-Exports: General System: Value (AED mn) 49,519.631 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2017 - Sep 2020
Re-Exports: General System: Volume (Ton) 1,721,991.263 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2017 - Sep 2020
Exports: Non Oil: General System: Value (AED mn) 26,830.551 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2017 - Sep 2020
Exports: Non Oil: General System: Volume (Ton) 9,332,449.417 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2017 - Sep 2020
Imports: General System: Value (AED mn) 66,136.849 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2017 - Sep 2020
Imports: General System: Volume (Ton) 7,768,723.994 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2017 - Sep 2020
Exports: ytd: HS: Non-Oil: GS: Value: Foodstuff, Beverages, Spirits and Tobacco (AED mn) 17,498.636 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Exports: ytd: HS: Non-Oil: GS: Value: Mineral Products (AED mn) 9,307.671 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Exports: ytd: HS: Non-Oil: GS: Value: Plastic, Rubber and Articles (AED mn) 13,678.167 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Exports: ytd: HS: Non-Oil: GS: Value: Pearls, Stones, Precious Metals and its Ar... (AED mn) 88,079.462 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Exports: ytd: HS: Non-Oil: GS: Value: Base Metals and Articles of Base Metal (AED mn) 29,222.145 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Exports: Non Oil: GS: ytd: European Countries: ow Switzerland (AED mn) 27,004.257 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Exports: Non Oil: GS: ytd: Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: ow Saudi Arabia (AED mn) 18,200.033 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Exports: Non Oil: GS: ytd: Non-Arab Asian Countries: ow India (AED mn) 13,552.705 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Exports: Non Oil: GS: ytd: Non-Arab Asian Countries: ow Iran (Islamic Republic O... (AED mn) 850.401 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Exports: Non Oil: GS: ytd: Non-Arab Asian Countries: ow Singapore (AED mn) 2,049.031 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Imports: ytd: HS: GS: Value: Pearls, Stones, Precious Metals and its Articles (AED mn) 134,396.310 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Imports: ytd: HS: GS: Value: Base Metals and Articles of Base Metal (AED mn) 35,993.746 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Imports: ytd: HS: GS: Value: Vegetable Products (AED mn) 17,660.952 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Imports: ytd: HS: GS: Value: Mineral Products (AED mn) 34,698.725 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Imports: ytd: HS: GS: Value: Chemical Products or Allied Industries (AED mn) 37,178.415 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Imports: GS: ytd: European Countries: ow Germany (AED mn) 19,794.104 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Imports: GS: ytd: American Countries: ow United States Of America (AED mn) 46,945.208 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Imports: GS: ytd: Non-Arab Asian Countries: ow China (AED mn) 102,452.716 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Imports: GS: ytd: Non-Arab Asian Countries: ow India (AED mn) 45,221.623 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Imports: GS: ytd: Non-Arab Asian Countries: ow Japan (AED mn) 25,831.576 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 15,902.0 2019 yearly 1980 - 2019
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 29,652.8 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 7.0 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 13,778.1 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 3.3 2019 yearly 1972 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 1,116.406 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 31.493 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
BoP: Change in Reserves (AED bn) -35.800 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
BoP: Current Account: Services: Credit (AED bn) 263.800 2018 yearly 2001 - 2018
BoP: Current Account: Imports: FOB (AED bn) -885.600 2019 yearly 2001 - 2019
BoP: Current Account: Imports: CIF (AED bn) -984.000 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
BoP: Current Account: Services: Net (AED bn) -2.200 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
BoP: Current Account (AED bn) 108.900 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (AED bn) 0.000 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
BoP: Current Account: Trade Balance: FOB (AED bn) 274.600 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
BoP: Current Account: Services: Debit (AED bn) -265.500 2018 yearly 2001 - 2018
BoP: Current Account: Investment Income: Net (AED bn) 7.600 2019 yearly 2001 - 2019
BoP: Current Account: Transfers: Net (AED bn) -171.100 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
BoP: Current Account: Trade Balance: CIF (AED bn) 176.200 2019 yearly 2001 - 2019
BoP: Capital and Financial Account (CF) (AED bn) -73.500 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
BoP: Current Account: Exports and Re-Exports (AED bn) 1,160.200 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
BoP: CF: Financial Account (AED bn) -73.500 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Enterprises: Private Sector: Direct Investment (AED bn) -7.800 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Enterprises: Private Sector: Direct Investment: Outw... (AED bn) -58.400 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Enterprises: Private Sector: Direct Investment: Inwa... (AED bn) 50.600 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Enterprises: Private Sector: Portfolio Investment (AED bn) 4.100 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Foreign Direct Investment: Mining and Quarrying (AED mn) 38,519.597 2016 yearly 2005 - 2016
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 7.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2009 - Sep 2020
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 103.0 2019 yearly 2013 - 2019
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 167,065.214 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1991 - Jan 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 405,433.084 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1991 - Jan 2021
M2 Growth (%) 4.4 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Jan 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 1.0 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 102,023.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jun 1973 - Feb 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 25.209 Mar 2020 quarterly Dec 2012 - Mar 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 5.3 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2009 - Sep 2020
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 2,854.040 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1974 - Feb 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 2.7 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 2004 - Jan 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 510,867.801 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 2003 - Jan 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 428,695.2 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Feb 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 6.9 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Feb 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 438,803.8 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 2013 - Nov 2020
Total Loans (USD mn) 434,795.371 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 2013 - Dec 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) 2.94 Sep 2020 monthly Dec 2014 - Sep 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 75.28 Mar 2020 quarterly Dec 2013 - Mar 2020
Money Supply: M0 (AED mn) 110,787.000 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 2000 - Jan 2021
Money Supply: M3 (AED mn) 1,768,644.000 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 2007 - Jan 2021
Money Supply: M3: M2 (AED mn) 1,488,953.000 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 2007 - Jan 2021
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1 (AED mn) 613,547.000 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 2007 - Jan 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio: Current, Savings and Call Deposits (%) 7.000 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2021
Banks Deposits (AED bn) 1,876.162 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 2003 - Jan 2021
Banks Credit: Gross: Residents (AED mn) 1,486,531.000 Jun 2018 monthly Dec 2013 - Jun 2018

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