Bahrain Employment Rises in 2011 as Pay Climbs, al-Hayat Reports

Bahrain employment, including locals and expatriates, rose 3.1 percent in 2011 from the previous year to 618,037, al-Hayat reported, citing Labor Minister Jameel Humaidan.

The average monthly salary climbed 11.5 percent to $1,300 in the fourth quarter last year from a year earlier, the pan- Arab newspaper said.

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