Domestics 32% of workforce; PACI report on demographics detailed

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KUWAIT CITY, March 4 : Despite the importance of adjusting the demographics in a way that contributes to enhancing productivity and providing added value to the economy, as per official statements, the statistics of the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) revealed that domestic workers constitute 32 percent of the total expatriate workforce in Kuwait, registering about 695,173 workers out of a total of two million, 170 thousand and 660 workers in the private, public and domestic sectors as of the end of the first half of 2022.

According to the statistics, the number of non-Kuwaiti workers in the construction sector amounted to 298,295 people, and about 381,368 workers work in the wholesale and retail trade and mechanics sector. As for the real estate activities and business services, 137,641 expatriates work in them. About 114,000 work in the government sector’s public departments, defense and social security.

Non-Kuwaiti workers in the manufacturing industries amounted to a total of 121,958, while 108,469 skilled people work in restaurants and hotels. Expatriates working in social services amounted to about 78,568 in total, while 57,319 work in the agriculture sector, 56,790 in logistics and transportation, 12,579 in the financial sector, and 24,643 in the education sector.

The number of expatriate workers in the health sector is about 24,355, while 1,753 work in mining, about 2,000 in fishing, and 483 in international and regional organizations and bodies. The PACI statistics also revealed that the number of unemployed expatriates is estimated at 3,367, adding that the number of cases not reported by PACI is 54,465. By Najeh Bilal Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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