Kuwait City - The private sector in Kuwait hired 47,000 expatriates workers in 2018, according to recent official statistics.
A total of 8,562 Kuwait nationals found jobs in the private sector, while the number of new domestic helpers stood at 11,394 last year.
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.
The overall number of expatriate workforce stood at 2.38 million end of last year, 68 per cent of whom are working in the private sector, 648,000 domestic helpers and 123,000 in the public sector.
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.