UAE'S non-oil private sector companies are hiring people at over 3-year high as economy rebounds
06 September 2021, 12:00 AM
30 September 2021, 12:00 AM
Non-oil private sector companies in the UAE hired people at the fastest pace in the past over three and a half years in August as the economy rebounds strongly and companies report strong sales, according to a monthly survey released on Sunday.
The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit UAE Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) gave an overview of operating conditions in the non-oil private sector economy, economic conditions saw solid improvement with business activity rising at the fastest pace since July 2019.
David Owen, an economist at IHS Markit, said PMI data signalled another robust rise in business activity across the non-oil sector in August, as demand continued to rebound from the pandemic.
"This increasingly fed through into firms' hiring decisions, with employment numbers ticking up at the fastest rate for more than three-and-a-half years," he said.
"There was also a slight pickup in supplier performance after six successive months of lengthening wait times for inputs. That said, the improvement was only slight, with several companies still finding that global shipping issues led to a delay in import arrivals and increases in raw material prices," he added.