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Men dominate job market in Oman: Report

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Muscat: Around 82 percent of the 2,158,619 workers employed in various sectors in 2021 were men, according to the Statistical Yearbook for 2021 issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

The number of female workers was 358,545 compared to 1,773,744 men.

Of these 773,786 workers were Omanis and 28 percent of them were women.

The number of employees in the government sector in the Sultanate of Oman reached 392,872, inclusive of all nationalities, compared to 1,482,180 workers in the private sector, and 283,567 workers in the family sector.

The figures revealed that the number of Omanis working in the government sector is 351,231 male and female citizens, compared to 41,641 foreign workers.

The Omanisation rate in the private sector is 89%.

The largest segment of workers (688,091) is without a general education diploma, constituting more than 31% of the total workers in the Sultanate.

In other words, more than half of the workers in the Omani labor market do not have any educational qualifications.

The number of workers who hold a bachelor's degree is 269,645 while 27,809 of them hold a master's degree.

As for expatriates with scientific qualifications (Bachelor, Master, Ph.D.), were 131,273, including 17,754 foreign workers in the government sector.

The report said that 40 GCC nationals work in the public sector, and the statistics showed that 18,159 Indian nationals work in the public sector, followed by 9,449 Egyptian nationals, 1,513 Sudanese, 382 Jordanians, and 2,372 other Arab nationalities

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