Kuwait

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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2001: 0.8% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

2 459 534  
1 123 023  
46%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

1990  

1.2%  
25.2%  
73.6%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts
N/A.


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/03: No legal minimum wage in the private sector. In the public sector, the monthly minimum wage is approximately $753 (227 dinars) for citizens and approximately $300 (90 dinars) for noncitizens.


Social security contributions

Employer: N/A.

Employee: N/A.

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): 48 hours

Retirement age: N/A.

 

Unions

Average rate of union membership:5 %.

Unions: N/A.


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws


Last modified in January 2006
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