Recruitment Statistics

Finding your matched position

Statistics are critical guidance in producing trustworthy analyses and predictions, the world today produces more data and more analyses to influence the decision makers and the whole community.

We often talk about the importance of data analysis and of course it is a very important science, so here we will discuss more about the Middle east labor market, but with statistics.

Firstly, we will know more about the unemployment issues

The middle east saw the highest unemployment rate in the world up to 19%


  • Unemployment rate in Egypt is 10.6% (7.3 Males – 2.2% Females).
  • Unemployment rate in Kuwait is 3.6% (3.1 Males – 0.5 Females).
  • Unemployment rate in the United Arab Emirates is 0.5% (0.4 Males – 0.1 Females).
  • Unemployment rate in Saudi Arabia is 7.6% (3.6 Males – 4. Females).

The salaries rates indicated to the below

    • 34% of the employees get high salaries. 
    • 66% of the employees get low salaries.
    • 53% have a fixed pay structure.
    • 7% have variable pay structures.
    • 40% have mixed pay structures.

Notice that

The middle east employees feel that their salaries are lower than those paid by other firms in the same industry.

The most 8 Preferred Industries in for Employment in the Middle East

  • 35% Banking – Finance.
  • 32% Constructions.
  • 25% IT fields 
  • 28% Oil – Gas – Petrochemicals 
  • 20% Tourism 
  • 21% Advertising 
  • 20% Electronics 
  • 31% Telecommunication

Most Common Reasons for Switching Industries

  • 39% Better Salaries. 
  • 35% Better Career Growth. 
  • 27% Lack of Recognition. 
  • 18% Better Work Culture. 
  • 12% Flexible Timings.

The best 6 jobs in the Middle East according to

  • Project Manager. 
  • Civil Engineer.
  • Web Developer.
  • Digital Marketer.
  • Quality Control Engineer. 
  • Financial Analyst.

Recruiting and Hiring Statistics

  • 95% of recruiters say that hiring will remain as competitive in 2018 as it was in 2017.
  • On average, each corporate job offer attracts 250 resumes. Of those candidates, 4 to 6 will get called for an interview, and only one will get the job.
  • 63% of recruiters say talent shortage is their biggest problem.
  • Average time-to-hire a new employee was 39 days in 2018.
  • 42% of Candidates don’t respond to calls and emails.
  • 66% of job seekers said they would wait only two weeks for a callback after which they consider the job a lost cause and move on to other opportunities. 
  • 87% of Recruiters are searching for candidates on LinkedIn.


  • You have to be aware of those information and statistics, because they will affect your next step in finding a job or finding the matched employee. On the other hand, both job seekers and recruiters are participating in the hiring process, so they have to cooperate with each other to solve the recruiting trauma with the easiest solution.
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