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10,246 unemployed Kuwaiti women and housewives, 12,693 employed and 13,189 retirees

Statistics on Kuwait women of ages 50-55 years

KUWAIT CITY, July 23: There are 361,128 Kuwaiti women of ages between 50 and 55 years including 10,246 unemployed women and housewives, 12,693 employed women, and 13,189 retirees, reports Aljarida daily.

According to the statistical report included in the response of the State Minister for Economic Affairs Mariam Al-Aqeel to the parliamentary question submitted by MP Khalil Abdullah, the rate of unemployed women aged between 50 and 55 years is 28 percent.

She explained that there are 6,927 Kuwaiti women of this age group who are not granted social aid and do not have a fixed income, while 2,279 of them receive social aid. There are 1,040 widows who are receiving pensions of their deceased husbands.

The statistical report does not include Kuwaiti women who receive incomes from their commercial businesses or from real-estate investments. In response to another parliamentary question submitted by MP Bader Al-Mulla concerning the number of candidates nominated by Civil Service Commission (CSC) to work, Minister Al-Aqeel said 236,085 applicants have been appointed, adding that 98.1 percent of the applicants received employment as of June 19, and 4,582 citizens, constituting 1.9 percent, are registered for jobs with CSC.

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