While the percentage of Kuwaitis working in the government sector is approaching 80% of the total employees, labor market statistics showed that employees from Arab countries (excluding the GCC countries) ranked second, where their percentage was the highest compared to employees from other countries.
According to labor market statistics issued by the Central Administration of Statistics, the number of employees from Arab countries, excluding the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, reached 45,809, or 10.4% of the total government sector employees, followed by employees from non-Arab (mostly) Asian countries with a total of 34,181, i.e. 7.8% of the total employees in this sector, reports Al-Qabas daily.
The figures showed that the number of GCC employees in the government sector was 4,837 male and female employees, representing 1.1% of the total employees, while the rest of the non-Kuwaiti employees were distributed among groups of other countries. The non-Arab African countries were 249 male and female employees; from European countries 502 male and female employees, from North American countries 425 male and female employees, from South America 38 male and female employees, and from Australia and New Zealand 39 male and female employees.
It was remarkable that 2,910 employees in the government sector were classified under the “not shown” item in the statistics.