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Expat workers rise to more than 68,000 in 1 year

KUWAIT CITY, May 21: The latest statistics published by the Central Statistical Bureau for the last quarter of 2017 show the total number of expatriate workers in the country rose to more than 68,000 in just one year, despite the declining numbers in 3 months by 10,704 workers, reports Al-Rai daily.

The data showed the number of workers in the labor market was 2,034,285 until Dec 31, 2017 of which 65,903 were male and 375,242 female. The data showed 396,265 worked in the public sector and 1,638,020 in the private sector.


By Meshal Al-Sanousi
Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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