Monday, 10 August 2020 08:31

Why did expat workforce fall by 9.3% in Oman?

Muscat: The number of expatriate workers in the Sultanate fell by 9.3 per cent in the first half of 2020, compared to the same period last year, according to statistics released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

The number of non-Omani workers in the private sector dropped by 10.1 per cent while expatriate workers in the domestic sector and the government sector saw a decrease of 6.2 per cent and 5.7 per cent, respectively. The NCSI monthly statistics showed that the number of expatriate workers in the Sultanate was 1,589,883 by the end of June including 1,259,814 employed by the private sector, 277,000 in the domestic sector, and 52,462 in the government sector. The number of expatriate workers registered by the end of 2019 was 1,712,798 of which 79.6 per cent were working in the private sector, 17.2 per cent in the domestic sector, and 3.2 per cent in the public sector.

(Gulf News)

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