Number of unemployed Kuwaiti citizens dropped by 73 percent

Sunday, June 16, 2019

The number of unemployed Kuwaiti citizens dropped by 14,200 in the past six years, ie 73 percent compared to 2013.

According to statistics issued by the Central Statics Bureau, unemployed citizens dropped due to the policies the government has been following in recruiting citizens in both the government and the private sectors, which brought down the total number of unemployed citizens from 19,218 in 2013 to only 5,000 in May, 2019.

Statistics explained that the total number of unemployed citizens aged 20-29 years dropped from 8,000 to 3,050, the total number of unemployed married citizens dropped from 10,000 to 3,000, and the total number of unemployed citizens with intermediate school certificates dropped from 6,000 to 3,151.

Further, statistics showed that the total number of citizens who are unemployed for less than six months increased from 3,000 to 5,000, those who are unemployed between six months and one year dropped from 3,000 to 1,800, and those who are unemployed for over a year dropped from 12,000 to 2,100 during the same period.

The report also noted that 55 percent of unemployed citizens do not have enough professional training and have not undergone any qualifying training courses.

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