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Gallup: 59% of UAE workforce has full-time jobs

August 17, 2014 9:10 am

A new survey by Gallup, reports that around 59% of UAE population aged 15 years and above works full-time for an employer, which is highest in the world, Zawya reported. Apart from the UAE, two other Gulf countries, Bahrain and Kuwait, have also been ranked in the top 10 league of full-time jobs. The UAE is followed by Iceland (54%), Bahrain (53%), Sweden (53%), Russia (51%), Kuwait (49%), Belarus (49%), Latvia (47%) and the US (43%). The research-based global performance-management consulting company based in the US said about one in four adults worldwide – or roughly 1.3 billion people – worked full-time for an employer in 2013. Gallup’s Payroll to Population (P2P) rate, which reports the percentage of the total adult population that works at least 30 hours per week for an employer, has not grown since 2012. Gallup’s latest global P2P measurements are based on more than 136,000 interviews across 136 countries in 2013.