Percentage of nationals in Kuwait work force drops
KUWAIT, 20 days ago
The number of national workers in Kuwait dropped from 18.6 per cent to 18.1 per cent of the total work force at the end of last year, according to Central Statistics Administration.
The data showed the total number of workers as of December 31, 2016 stood at 1,965,381 with an increase of 228,112 individuals compared to the same period in 2015, indicating a 6.1 percent increase.
Kuwaitis among the workers were 354,806 as against 1,610,575 expatriates, said a report in Arab Times quoting from the data.
It said the number of Kuwaiti workers grew by 3 percent from 344,622 to 354,806. It also observed that female Kuwaiti workers grew by 3.9 percent. The number of expatriate workers increased by 6.5 percent from 1,508,531 to 1,610,575.