Bahrain
Kuwait
Oman
Middle East
GDN Online App available on
App Store / Play Store
Gulf Daily News Gulf Daily News
Gulf Daily News Gulf Daily News Gulf Daily News Gulf Daily News Gulf Daily News
Friday, November 16, 2018 ARCHIVES  |  SEARCH  |  POST ADS  |  ADVERTISE  |  SUBSCRIBE   |  LOGIN   |  CONTACT US

Expatriates working in the construction sector drop by 7.7%

Oman
GDN Online Desk


Muscat –  The number of expatriates working in the construction sector dropped by 7.7% by end of last July to stand at 589, 089, compared with the same period last year.

According to statistics released by the National Centre of Statistics and Information (NCSI)  the number of expatriates in the construction sector was 619,744 at the end of December 2017.

There has also been a fall in the number of expatriates employed in the private sector. The number of expatriates in clerical jobs dropped 11.2 per cent at the end of July 2018 compared with the same period in 2017.

There has been a marginal decline of 0.7 per cent in the number of expatriates (36,800) holding positions of directors, managers and administration roles at the end of July 2018 compared with the same period a year ago. 
There were 37,076 expatriates in these positions at the end of December 2017.

The number of Omanis holding positions of directors, managers and administration roles increased from 25,020 at the end of December 2017 to 26,228 at the end of June 2018.

The total number of Omanis in the private sector increased by 4.4 per cent to 246,855 at the June 2018 compared with the same period a year ago.

The total number of expatriates in the private sector dropped by 2.9 per cent to 1,754,466 at the end of July 2018. The Ministry of Manpower, as part of its efforts to regulate the job market, has extended by another six months the ban on hiring expatriates for a large number of professions in the private sector.

You Might Like