Saudi: Around 75% of Jobs Are Controlled By Expats

According to the figures released by the General Organization of Social Security (GOSI), expatriates are in control of about 75.6% of jobs in the Saudi labour market.

The Saudis represented about 24.4% of the job holders. They consisted of 16% men and 8.4% women.

According to the statistical reports of the General Authority for Statistics (GaStat) for the first quarter of 2019, there were 12.765 million workers in the Kingdom of whom about 10.949 million were men representing about 82.2% and 2.270 million women representing about 17.8%.

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The report said the number of Saudi workers was 3.112 million of whom about 65.4% were men and 34.6% women who were 1.075 million.

It said the Saudis in the age group of 30-35 represented about 18.5% of the working people followed by citizens in the age group of 35-39 who represented 17.3%.

The working Saudis who were above 65 years of age represented only abbot 0.4%.

The report said a majority of the Saudis were working in Riyadh, Makkah and the Eastern Province representing about 77.2% with Riyadh having the largest number of the working Saudis who represented about 39.2%.