Domestic workers in Saudi Arabia increase 1.3 million in two years … 53% of the total are drivers

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The number of domestic workers in Saudi Arabia increased by 53 percent in two years, to reach 3.66 million by the end of the first quarter of this year, compared to 2.4 million at the end of the first of 2018, an increase of about 1.26 million non-Saudi workers and workers.
According to the monitoring unit of the reports in the “Al-Iqtisadiya” newspaper, based on official data, drivers accounted for 53 percent of domestic workers in Saudi Arabia by the end of the first quarter of 2020, who numbered 1.95 million drivers.
While “domestic workers and domestic workers” is the second among domestic workers, where they constitute about 44 percent, and they number 1.62 million workers. Thus, the two occupations constitute about 97.5 percent of the total domestic labor in Saudi Arabia by the end of the first quarter of this year.
Domestic workers in Saudi Arabia include nine types of occupations: “home managers”, “drivers”, “domestic servants and cleaners”, “cooks and food suppliers”, “home guards, buildings, and restrooms”, “home farmers”, “home tailors” “Nurses and health workers at home,” and “Private tutors and homemakers at home.”
The number of domestic workers increased by the end of the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2018, mainly as a result of the rise in “domestic workers and cleaners” 76 percent, to reach 1.62 million, compared to 921.2 thousand.
As for the number of “drivers”, it increased by 43%, “about 583 thousand drivers”, to reach 1.95 million, compared to 1.36 million.
“Cooks and food service providers” rose 161 percent, “29.2 thousand”, to 47.35 thousand, compared to 18.15 thousand.
Also, “nurses and health workers in homes” increased by 6%, “147 persons”, reaching 2.69 thousand, compared to 2.55 thousand.
On the other hand, the number of “home managers” decreased by 16%, “396 people”, to reach 2.1 thousand, compared to 2.5 thousand.
The number of “house guards, buildings, and rest houses” decreased by 14 percent, by “4.83 thousand guards”, reaching 29.68 thousand guards, compared to 34.51 thousand guards.
The number of “home growers” decreased by 5 percent, “131 people”, to 2.55 thousand, compared to 2.69 thousand.
“House Tailors” recorded a decrease of about 26 percent, “530 people”, as they reached 1.48 thousand, compared to about 2.01 thousand.
Also, “private teachers and homemakers” fell 12 percent, “617 people”, to 4.58 thousand by the end of the first quarter 2020, compared to 5.19 thousand at the end of the first quarter 2018.

Economic Reports Unit

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