The employment chapter covers all statistical data related to the working population with its various social and employment characteristics through which we can identify their employment, occupational, and economic status. This chapter also includes all data on the number of employees in local and federal Dubai departments, and their main characteristics such as gender and nationality and the total employees.
Data on population and their working conditions is important since it provide a good picture for the economic situation of the Dubai society through which we can identify levels of employment and unemployment. It also provides users, at different levels such as researchers, planners, and decision makers, the needed information in the comprehensive and sustainable development of Dubai .
Employment figures are available through the general censuses and the labour force surveys conducted by the Dubai Statistics Center periodically. The most recent census on population and establishments was conducted in 2005, and the latest labour force survey. As for figures on number of employees in federal and local Dubai departments, these are compiled from various local and federal departments, agencies and semi-Government institutions.