1,772,035 PEOPLE WORKING IN KUWAIT. INDIANS TOP THE LIST
total number of workers in Kuwait reached 1,772,035 reports Arab Times
daily reported citing Al-Qabas Arabic news paper quoting the recent
statistics released by the Central Statics Department. According to the
stats, Kuwaitis constitutes 338,297 and total number of expatriate work
force is 1,433,738.
The report revealed that the number of working hours in the government
sector per week is 37 hours for Kuwaitis and 41 hours for non-Kuwaitis,
compared to 41 hours for Kuwaitis and 47 hours for non-Kuwaitis in the
On the number of working days weekly, 84 percent of those employed in the
government sector work for five days and 12 percent for six days; while 84
percent of the private sector employees work for six days and nine percent
of them work for five days.
More than 90 percent of Kuwaiti workers are in the government sector and 68
percent of the expatriate workers are in the private sector, the statistics
Meanwhile, the top 10 nationalities comprising the country’s workforce
include Indians on the first spot with a total number of 439,669 — 36,596
of them are women; followed by Egyptians with 406,387; Kuwaitis with
338,297; Bangladeshis with 134,830 and Pakistanis with 93,672 employees.