By Andy Sambidge
Official statistics show that expat workers total more than 1.5m with 1.25m of them in private sector
More than 4,300 more expat workers joined the workforce in Oman in June, according to figures released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
Latest statistics showed that the total number of expatriate workers in Oman by the end of June reached 1,539,177 workers, 4,320 more than at the end of May.
The number of workers in the government sector at the end of June reached 57,080 workers, reflecting a drop of 0.2 percent, (122 fewer workers) when compared to May figure.
In the private sector, the number of workers grew by 2,512 at the end of June, totaling 1,251,371 workers, an increase of 0.2 percent.
Meanwhile, expatriate workers in the family sector (working with families and those having their own job) reached 230,726 by the end of June, an increase of 0.8 percent compared to the previous month.
The NCSI statistics notes that the number of male expatriate workers at the end of June reached 1,365,918 while the number of female expatriate workers totalled 173,259.
The figures also revealed that expatriate workers from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan represented 87 percent of the total number of expatriate workers in Oman.