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Number of Egyptian workers in Kuwait up by 5.8%: Report

MENA , Ahram Online , Saturday 25 Aug 2018
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File Photo: Kuwaitis and expatriates at the Avenues Mall, the country’s largest shopping centre, in Kuwait City (Photo: AFP)
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The number of Egyptian workers in Kuwait rose by 5.8 percent during the first quarter of 2018, reaching 475,000 workers, a report on the foreign workforce in Kuwait revealed on Saturday.

The report revealed that the number of Kuwaiti and expat workers, in both the public and private sectors, increased during the first quarter of this year.

Kuwait's population is estimated at 4.2 million people, with expats accounting for 70 percent of the population, according to recent statistics.

The number of Egyptian expats around the world is numbered at 9.5 million, with 6 million working in Arab states, according to statistics provided by CAPMAS last year.

The number of Indian and Egyptian workers in Kuwait increased by 11.8 percent, with India ranking first with 577,613 workers, followed by Egypt, said the Kuwaiti report.

The report revealed that the number of Kuwaiti workers rose to about 370,000, and that the number of Kuwaiti nationals employed in the private sector has risen by 4.3 percent.

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