Women Employment in Mideast Isn’t Taking Off, JPMorgan Reports

Sept. 22, 2020, 12:04 PM

Women’s employment in the Gulf region isn’t taking off despite efforts by some governments to encourage it, with representation in corporate suites very low, according to a JPMorgan Chase & Co. research note.

In Saudi Arabia, the Arab world’s largest economy, women formed more than a third of total employed citizens by the end of last year, up from about 20% a decade ago, and 32% in 2014, analysts including Naresh Bilandani wrote in a report. In Qatar, they represented 36%, up a single percentage point since early 2015. Standing apart was Kuwait, where women accounted for 57% of all ...

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