The total number of workers in Kuwait reached 1,772,035 — 338,297 Kuwaitis and 1,433,738 expatriates, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting the recent statistics released by the Central Statics Department.
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 private sector.
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.
According to the statistics, the number of people who reached the legal working age totaled 2.5 million — 60 percent of whom are Kuwaitis and 40 percent are non- Kuwaitis.
Moreover, more than 90 percent of Kuwaiti workers are in the government sector and 68 percent of the expatriate workers are in the private sector.
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.