Egyptian workers have surpassed their Indian counterparts to become the largest population cohort in the Kuwait labor market. Latest figures from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that as of September 2021 there were 456,600 male and female Egyptian workers, representing 24 percent of the total 1.9 million workers in the country’s labor market.

Indian workers came in second place, with a total of 451,300 male and female workers and accounting for 23.7 percent of total workforce. This was followed by 424,000 nationals who represented 22.3 percent of the total labor market. The CSB data also showed that Bangladesh labor ranked fourth, with a total of 161,100 workers, or 8.5 percent, followed by the Pakistani workers, with a total of 70,300, or 3.7 percent. Filipino workers ranked sixth, with a total of about 66,000, or 3.5 percent, followed by Syrians with a total of 63,200 at an employment rate of 3.3 percent.

Nepalese ranked eighth, with a total of 40,100 male and female workers, at a rate of 2.1 percent, followed by Jordanians, with a total of about 25,200 male and female workers, at 1.3 percent. And, rounding up the top-ten labor market worker cohorts came Iran with a total of 20,300 male and female workers, at a rate of 1.1 percent. Other nationalities combined accounted for 125,100 male and female workers at a rate of 6.6 percent.

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