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Al Jubail in Saudi Arabia created more jobs than any other city in the Middle East and Africa in Q1, 2018, adding 9000 new roles.

The Ethiopian city of Awash created 4000, while Dubai saw 1573 new roles in the first quarter.


Manama in Bahrain created 903 new jobs, narrowly ahead of Malawi’s Blantyre, which added 875 new positions in the first three months of 2018.

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