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83,574 emigrants left Kuwait in 4 months; 2,144 lost gov jobs

International Desk || shiningbd

Published: 17:17, 19 January 2021   Update: 17:18, 19 January 2021
83,574 emigrants left Kuwait in 4 months; 2,144 lost gov jobs

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Around 83,574 people have left Kuwait permanently in the last four months of the last year following the country’s government’s efforts to reduce the number of expatriate workers from government job sectors. Though the country’s government agencies are bearing fruit in the labor market for the native Kuwaiti employees, considering the radical changes in the demographic structure, more about 2,144 foreigners have to face termination from the government jobs in three months, reports Al-Qabas daily.

According to the news published in the daily, the number of expatriate workers decreased to 1.5 million as mentioned in a copy of a report on the local labor market in the third quarter of 2020, stating that 83,574 expatriates left the country permanently from September to December 2020.

The report affirmed that work is continuing to affect more changes in the demographic structure and reduce the number of unnecessary workers in government agencies. The employment contracts of 2,144 expatriates in various government agencies were terminated within three months.

The ministries of Health and Education maintained their position as service authorities with the highest number of expatriate workers; followed by Kuwaiti airlines, bakeries, and public transport. With these recent developments, the expatriate workers in government agencies constitute about 29 percent of the total number of registered workers in the government sector – around 95,173 – 65 percent of whom are in the ministries of Education and Health as teachers and medical staff, the report added.

The report pointed out the remarkable increase in the number of Kuwaitis in all business sectors – 4,248; bringing the total to 400,909 by the end of September. As for the domestic workers sector, the number of domestic workers decreased by about 7,385 within three months while 382 male workers joined the sector.

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