Official government figures show Kuwaitis who own private projects have not lost their confidence in the work environment in private sector, despite the difficulties and the level of risks they faced government took measures to contain the spread and repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic since 2020 which directly affected the continuity of their business, leading to many of them selling their projects.

Al-Anba quoting sources indicated the self-employed civilian citizens (subject to Chapter Five) insured with the General Organization for Social Insurance witnessed a remarkable increase, as their number reached 16.77 thousand at the end of September 2021, compared to 16.24 thousand citizens at the end of 2019, that is, before the outbreak of the Coronavirus directly, with an increase of 531 male and female citizens, which confirms that citizens have great confidence in private projects returning to the fore and have not lost either their passion or ambition to start working in the private sector.

The figures show that female citizens are more inclined to self-employment than male citizens, as their numbers at the end of last December reached 9,615, an increase of 2457, or 34%, compared to the 7,158 self-employed Kuwaiti males, an increase of 368 males. The number of business male citizens increased from 6,790 Kuwaitis immediately before Corona to 7158 Kuwaitis at the end of last September, in terms of female citizens, their numbers also increased by about 163 female citizens, bringing their number from 9,452 female citizens at the end of 2019 (before the crisis) to 9,615 female citizens at the end of last September.

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