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Most expat women employed in Oman govt sector are Indians: Report

September 08, 2020 03:38 PM

MUSCUT: Indian women accounted for the most number of expat female employees in Oman's government sector, according to a report by the Middle Eastern country's National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

The NCSI's 2020 Statistical Yearbook revealed that Indian females topped the list at 4,604, Gulf News reported.

The data also said that Indian women comprised 37 per cent of the total Indian workforce employed in the government sector in 2019.

Egyptian female employees came second on the list at 3,090, followed by Sudanese women.

Non-Omani GCC women were the fewest, with only 36 employed in the country's public sector.

As per the data, majority of the expatriate women workers are employed in the education sector, closely followed by human health and social activities, and other service activities.

The skill levels of expatriate women were highest among technical and limited skills labourers, the report revealed.

However the August bulletin of NCSI for 2020 showed that there has been an 18.8 per cent decline in the expatriate workforce in Oman's government sector and 12 per cent in the private sector compared to last year, Gulf News reported.

The expatriate population has also reduced this year as compared to previous year by 10.2 per cent among Bangladeshis, 14.5 per cent among Indians, 11.9 per cent among Pakistanis and 1.1 per cent among Egyptians.

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