KUWAIT: Recent statistics issued by government bodies showed the total workforce in Kuwait till the end of last year increased by 66,000, including 8,562 citizens, 11,394 new domestic helpers and 47,000 expats working for the private sector. Statistics showed an upsurge in the number of expats working for private sector companies during the period of June to Dec 2018, and a drop of 987 in their number in government bodies.

Statistics also showed that the total number of expats working in Kuwait is 2.38 million, with 68 percent of them working in the private sector, 648,000 as domestic helpers and 123,000 in the public sector. In addition, statistics showed a rise in the number of citizens working for government bodies – an increase of 7,867 versus an increase of 695 Kuwaitis in the private sector.