Kuwait Labor force Stats


  • By occupation: Component parts of the labor force by occupation.
  • Female > % of total labor force: Female labor force as a percentage of the total show the extent to which women are active in the labor force. Labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organisation's definition of the economically active population.
  • Note: This entry contains the total labor force figure.
  • Per capita: The total labor force figure Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Total: Total labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organisation definition of the economically active population: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes both the employed and the unemployed. While national practices vary in the treatment of such groups as the armed forces and seasonal or part-time workers, in general the labor force includes the armed forces, the unemployed, and first-time job-seekers, but excludes homemakers and other unpaid caregivers and workers in the informal sector."
A note 68% of the population in the 15-64 age group is non-national (July 1998 est.) (1998 est.) 2003
By occupation agriculture NA, industries NA, services NA 2006
Female > % of total labor force 24.31% 2008 165th out of 175
Note non-Kuwaitis represent about 80% of the labor force (2006 est.) 2011
Per capita 786.99 per 1,000 people 2010 1st out of 62
Total 1.43 million 2008 125th out of 175

SOURCES: CIA World Factbook, December 2003; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; International Labour Organisation, using World Bank population estimates.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011


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