According to the figures of government reports, Saudi Arabia has witnessed a decrease of two percent in the number of foreign workers, reaching 6.35 million by the end of 2020.
129,000 Saudi Expats left its Labour Market in 2020
By the end of the year 2020, It has been seen a fall of 2% in expat workers, making it to 6.35 million, The report also showed that the number of Saudi nationals registered with GOSI (General Organization for Social Insurance) has seen an increase of 4%, making it to 2.03 million.
The report reveals that, during the last quarter of the year 2020, the highest number of foreign left Saudi Arabia’s local employment market, of which 120,000 were men, During this quarter about 18,000 Saudi citizens also left their jobs.
The number of Saudi nationals (men and women) working in the public sector stood at 281,000, while at private sector, it reached to around 1.75 million, about 74,000 expats are working in the government sector.
Most of the Citizens who registered with GOSI are in the age group of 20 to 24 years and then 15 to 19 and at the 3rd place 25 to 29 years age group.
Most of the new jobs picked by Saudis are in the field of basic engineering, clerical jobs, specialists in the scientific, technical and humanitarian fields and in sales.
Source: Saudi Gazatte