Kuwaiti Women Outnumber Men In Workforce
Category: Kuwait Local News

Kuwaitis make up less than 20 per cent of the total labour force in the country, official figures indicate.

According to the latest release by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), only 19 per cent of the people with jobs in the labour market are Kuwaitis while the other 81 per cent are foreigners from different countries, but mainly India and Egypt.

In terms of figures, the total number of people with jobs in the public and private sectors is 1,805,507, including 342,417 Kuwaitis and 1,463,090 foreigners, Kuwaiti daily Al Rai reported on Thursday.

With 188,141 in the labour market, Kuwaiti women outnumber Kuwaiti men, who number 154,276.

However, the number of foreign men who have jobs in Kuwait is way higher than that of women with 1,311,076 and 152,014 respectively.



05 Mar, 2016 0 1519
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