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Article

22 Sep 2020

Author:
Sachin Kumar, Peninsula

Qatar: Construction sector employs 44.2% of migrant workforce in 2019

[T]he construction sector has also emerged as the biggest job creator in Qatar. The construction sector has attracted the highest number of the expatriate workforce last year.The construction sector absorbed the bulk of imported labour, employing about 44.2 percent of the total expatriate workforce in 2019, according to a report of the Planning and Statistics Authority. Qatar’s population at the end of 2019 reached about 2.8 million, of which the number of workforce in the country was about 2.1 million. The expatriate workforce accounts for about 94.9 percent of the total workforce, as per the Planning and Statistics Authority figures...The construction sector is playing a significant role in powering Qatar’s economy. In the run-up to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Qatari cities have undergone a massive change. With massive investment to build airport, road network, Doha Metro, Qatar now has world-class infrastructure. The demand for expatriate workers remained linked to the performance of a specific sector.